Caerphilly Castle – My Sunday Photo – 15/10/17

Hello everyone. Once again this week I delved into my cameras archives and  found some photos of Caerphilly Castle for #mysundayphoto.

These pictures were taken a couple of years ago at the Caerphilly Big Cheese festival. The festival was a celebration of the towns famous cheese, but also offered visitors free entry into the Caerphilly castle to look around.

I’m a huge fan of castles and jumped at the chance to look around such a large and significant castle. These pictures are some that I didn’t use on my original write-up of the castle and festival.

I love this archway as it clearly shows how they have used new stonework to rebuild parts of the castle.

A replica of a medieval trebuchet

Caerphilly Castle - My Sunday Photo - 15/10/17
I’m rather keen on arches.

A shot of one of the towers at Caerphilly Castle.

Are you a fan of visiting castles? Have you ever been to Caerphilly castle?

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14 Comments

  1. Tim

    October 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

    We love castles too. I don’t think we’ve ever visited the one in Caerphilly though – will have to rectify that!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 15, 2017 at 12:10 am

      I believe it is the 2nd biggest castle in wales and was used as the centre of welsh politics in the past (history geek!)

  2. Bear and Cardigan

    October 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

    We visit Caerphilly Castle lots, Bear lives in Caerphilly. We love castles and last year visited everyone we could find within an hours drive of Cardiff. #MySundayPhoto
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    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Chepstow is our closest. Im planning on visiting Caldicot next week x

  3. Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays

    October 15, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Love a castle, that first archway is stunning

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 15, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Some people argue that thw castle should remain untouched, but I like seeing the modern repairs so that we can see what parts of the castle would have looked like in their heyday x

  4. Neesie

    October 15, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I’ve never visited that castle but it’ll be on my list. I live in the North East of Scotland and am lucky to have over 300 castles nearby. I’m working my way through visiting them all. It may take some time! 😀

  5. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    October 15, 2017 at 12:49 am

    This is one castle I’d love to visit, it always looks so interesting
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  6. John Adams

    October 15, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Never been to Caerphilly Castle but yes, I do love a good castle. Great selection of images. #MySundayPhoto

  7. darren coleshill

    October 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful place to visit, I love seeing photos of it and keep saying I’ll visit one day

    Thank you for linking up

  8. Notmyyearoff

    October 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I love nothing more than a good wander around a castle and I’d love to see this one. You’d absolutely love Scotland. They have a castle on every corner!!

  9. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    October 16, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I love castles although I’ve never been to Caerphilly. It looks like a beautiful place to explore 🙂

  10. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    October 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Just my sort of heaven, love castles too #MySundayPhoto

  11. Helena

    October 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This doorway is just calling out to be looked through. #MySundayPhoto

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