"Home of the cheese and the castle" Top 5 Page for this destination Caerphilly by uglyscot
Caerphilly Travel Guide: 122 reviews and 420 photos
Caerphilly Castle is an impressive site. It is the largest castle in Wales with enormous water defences and ingenious fortifications. Hence it was never breached by the enemy.
The moat round the castle is deep, and a haven for water birds.
One of the towers competes with the leaning tower of Pisa, probably due to subsidence.
There are examples of various machines of war; and there is an exhibition showing the history of the region from prehistoric times and of the castle.
It is so attractive, and in the centre of the town, though covering a vast area.
The moat and the river attract water birds like geese and mallard ,other ducks and gulls. People take bread and sit beside the river and feed the birds, who are actually quite cheeky and come begging
Caerphilly has a shopping centre, lots of charity shops, cafes-- but the castle dominates the town as it is in the middle of the town.
- Pros:magnificent castle
This snack bar on the top of the Caerphilly mountain claims to be the oldest snack bar in the UK. It is now a wooden... more travel advice
The Great Hall is 70 feet x 35 feet [22m x 11] and dates from about 1270. It was remodelled by Hugh Le Despenser in... more travel advice
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