Monday, 18 February 2008

White Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

Not such a beautiful day to take photographs -
and the dull skies make the castle look a little grim!
This castle is along a country lane
about 7 or 8 miles from Abergavenny,
and is perched on a hilltop (like many other castles).
The views must be stunning on a clear day.

Here is the entrance - two large defensive towers
and a nice archway,
accessed over a modern bridge over the moat - there
once would have been a drawbridge, of course.

An arrowloop - good for shooting arrows out of,
hard to shoot arrows into,
and therefore protecting the archer.

A view of the curtain wall (the outside wall) of the castle,
where you can see two of the towers.

There's not much left of the insides of the castle.

The views from the top of the tower
are stunning - but not very clear on this glum day.


Carol said...

You've been very busy. I've been catching up on your posts. Lots of lovely photos. Your photography is brilliant! I love the walls, doors, windows, all of it.

Latharia said...

*grin* I remember hunting for White Castle, with my mother, weaving in and out of hedgerows, it being temptingly out of sight. A kind group of walkers with a detailed Ordinance Survey Map helped us on our way. Just a lovely little castle!