Cilgerran Castle

There are many medieval castles throughout Britain but Cilgerran Castle is unusual in that it was built with one side directly onto a cliff face.


The existing ruin dates back to the 13th century, although there was first mention of a structure on this site as early as 1165.


Having withstood many battles and changes of ownership, the castle was left to ruin in 1400.


The castle is in a stunning position high above the Teifi Gorge.


We spent some time wandering around, admiring the workmanship of a past age.



We could almost hear the clamour of chain mail echoing from the stairwell.


The views over the Pembrokeshire countryside were spectacular.


Across the gorge, Coedmore Mansion rested peacefully within the woodland.


The gorgeous early 19th century country house was, sadly, divided into flats in 1990.

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