Sunday, 8 July 2012
Wales has many historic castles, and Cilgerran is a particularly evocative example. Set high above the River Teifi, a castle has occupied this site since the 1100s and the existing structure probably dates back to 1220 or thereabouts. It was fought over many times, and was held for a while by Owain Glyndwr during the Welsh wars of independence but it ceased to be a military stronghold in the 1400s. It has been in ruins for at least 500 years but is still a romantic and imposing structure. It's now run by the National Trust.