Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LONGTOWN CASTLE


LONGTOWN CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The well preserved ruins of a motte and bailey castle dating from about 1150. The stone cylindrical keep with three buttresses on top of the old motte and the curtain walls were added in the early 13th century. It was used at the start of the Welsh uprising at the beginning of the 15th century, but was then left to decay.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A465, 10 miles north of Abergavenny
Longtown, Herefordshire HR2 0LE

 



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