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Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth gets its name from being situated on the mouth of the river Ystwyth (Aber = mouth)(Ystwyth = river Ystwyth). Home to the University of Wales Aberystwyth, old castle remains, University College, Royal Pier, arts center and marina. Read More...

Aberglasney: Carmarthenshire
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but, the house's origins are still shrouded in obscurity. Read More...

Pemboke Ferry Terminal

Pembroke Ferry Terminal, the Jetties of the Oil Refinaries and the shipping lane which leaves the Haven showing the Napolionic Forts which once stood guard over the Haven. Read More...

 

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke's strategic importance soon increased, as it was from here that the Normans embarked upon their Irish campaigns. In 1189 the castle came into the hands of William Marshal, who, over the next 30 years transformed the earth-and-timber castle into a mighty stone fortification.Read More...

 

Kidwelly Castle
Kidwelly is a mighty and imposing monument of Norman power. It is also a beautiful example of castle development, as the castle was dramatically altered on a number of occasions to conform to the latest thinking in military science. Roger, bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar of England, established Norman power in the area and the ringwork castle (shown below) that he built here was one of a series of strongholds designed by the Normans to secure the new conquests of south Wales by commanding the river passes here and at Laugharne, Llansteffan and Loughor. Read More...

 

Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house.. Read More...

 

The table of place names above is not an extensive list, and will be updated as I visit new places and take more photographs.