Thursday, 30 August 2012

Caerphilly Castle

I was in Wales this week and thought it'd be rude to visit that great country without at going to see at least one castle.
So I picked the biggest one in Wales, and it didn't disappoint.
Even though it has had quite a lot of restoration work done to it in the early and middle parts of the last century in the main it's been tastefully and historically accurately done and the end results are spectacular, even on a slightly dour, wet and overcast Welsh Wednesday.
Anyway I took loads of pictures and as I know wargamers like real castles almost as much as toy ones here they all are:

For some reason Blogger has scrambled the order of these, and I can't be bothered to sort it out, sorry. But you get the general idea, I'm sure.

A great day out, and thanks to my English Heritage membership completely FREE! (due to their reciprocal arrangement with Cadw).
I had a great time, and I think the three small boys I dragged along with me enjoyed it too (though probably not as much as me).


  1. some very interesting shots you have there Tom.

    May I at some point in the future steal a few please?


  2. Love that place. I used to live about 10 miles away in aberdare :)

  3. Great photos; oddly enough I was searching for images of siege pieces only yesterday. The trebuchet must be made to the same pattern as the one in Cardiff castle grounds. Thanks.


  4. Great castle to visit. When I was there a few years ago, they were showing off the artillery, trebuchet and all. Pretty cool really! Makes quite a splash. I liked the balista in operation too.

    Good pictures Tom

  5. Great photos thanks for posting.