Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cardiff, Wales, UK

Four Norman castles remain in Wales. One is Castell Caerdydd. Here is the keep and bailey on the motte, which would have been surrounded by a moat and palisade. Understand? Not until you master the vocabulary, including the geographic nomenclature and a bit of Welsh! To all: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! [2005]

1 comment:

  1. The "motte" was sometimes man built. Another example of such a Norman castle is the Durham Castle (Northern England), especially when seen from the grounds of Durham Cathedral. These construction were as comfortable for their occupants as the Atlantic Wall blockhauses were to the Germans.