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Montgomery Castle, Montgomery

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Montgomery Castle is a stone masonry castle looking over the town of Montgomery in Powys, Mid Wales. It is one of many Norman castles on the border between Wales and England.Motte and bailey castleThe original motte and bailey is now known as Hen Domen and was built at the order of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, sometime between 1071 and 1074. On the rebellion of his son Robert of Belleme in 1102, the castle was given to Baldwin de Boulers. It is from Baldwin that Montgomery gets its Welsh name, Trefaldwyn (Baldwin's town). The de Boulers (later known as Bowdler) family held the castle until 1215, when the fortress was destroyed by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. The motte and bailey was subsequently refortified as an outpost for the new stone castle and probably survived until around 1300.
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  • Approaching from the North was spectacular. Found myself wondering how on earth I would get up there... certainly astounded that this could ever have been attacked! Steep windy road up to the little c...  more »
  • There is a free car park next to the path that leads to the castle. Follow the tight small roads up the hill and look carefully for the castle signs on your right hand side. From the car park, the cas...  more »
  • We stopped at The Dragon Hotel and walked up to the castle.Very cold day but bright sunshine so the views were splendid.Very informative signage gave you the history of the castle and surrounding area...  more »
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  • Easy to park and walk to. Loads of space for kids to explore and for weary adults to sit and relax and take in fantastic views. Very accessible and no admission charges.
  • Dramatic views from here. Good signing give s useful background history
  • Can either walk up from the village or park in the car park. Beautiful location with a brilliant vantage point, being able to see for miles. There are no facilities so make sure you have everything you need.
  • Fascinating past but not enough info / interpretation.
  • Really enjoyed exploring the ruins of Montgomery Castle. There's plenty to see, and beautiful views as well.
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