Sunday, 13 July 2008

Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire

Wiston Castle is small but perfectly formed. It is a small and simple motte and bailey type castle, in the small village of Wiston, in beautiful Pembrokeshire. There are no big hills on which to build a castle, so the earth was mounded up to create this base, and at the same time form a moat (which no longer has any water in it). On top of the mound, a castle was built - probably originally in timber, and later in stone, as timber was too vulnerable to fire.

The castle from a distance. You can see a very long way from up there.

The interior of the castle.

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