Wales – Cardiff, Another Day Another Castle

We’re in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and here the castle stands proud in the middle of the city.  

There are many castles in Wales, a mix of neglected ruins and well-maintained historic buildings. They date back to the 11th century & later and were built by invaders to subdue the locals, built / captured by locals to repel the invaders, destroyed by invaders to subdue the locals and on and on and on. 

Ultimately they weren’t terribly successful in their original intent but they were successful in supporting the local economy: build a castle (it takes workers, craftsmen and all manner of beer, bread and bed providers); surround and besiege a castle (it takes lots of bread, beer and bed providers); destroy and rebuild a castle (it takes… you get the idea). 

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