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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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  • Not much of a castle left but there are wonderful views with good scenery. The entrance is free and it's has good opening times. Car park is free also. Good to visit if you aren't expecting much in th...  more »
  • "Holiday on a Budget"? then give this lovely place plenty of time. The remains (or ruins) sit on a hillside overlooking the village of Montgomery and the valley that surrounds the village and area. It...  more »
  • You need a good imagination as there is not much of the castle left, however can moan as it is fee to visit 
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  • My family lives on monty and the castle will always be special to me so many memories of bein a kid with my cousin dean we were always up at the castle
  • Kids loved it x
  • Fantastic views of Camlad valley from the walls of a ruined medieval fortress. We'll worth the walk. This picture is a different road - nothing to do with the castle. Google need to sort that.
  • Awesome