In the first instalment of our two-part special on castle walks, we share a trio of atmospheric routes around historic ruins in Herefordshire, Powys and Flintshire
One of the reasons many of us enjoy living in this part of the country is for the tranquillity it offers. But it hasn’t always been such an idyllic place, as the multitude of castles built either side of the Welsh Border testify.
In the Middle Ages, life here could be turbulent, as the English and Welsh fought for land. Fortresses were built as a statement of power as well as a practical defence. So magnificent were they that even those that have suffered extensive damage over the centuries still draw the crowds today.
ROUTE 1 – Admire a medieval marvel on the banks of the River Wye
ROUTE 2 – Historic streets and an ancient wall feature in this Powys outing
ROUTE 3 – A woodland wander to a hidden ruin in Flintshire
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For the full feature on castle walks, see the March 2019 issue of Welsh Border Life. For back issues, click here.
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