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Caerdydd - Cardiff (Wales) (Other Castles)

The 12th century tower at Cardiff was built around 1081 by Robert de Caen.

Cardiff began as a motte castle built atop Roman fort ruins, and the motte was initially raised by Norman conquerors about 1081 AD in the town of Cardiff.

There are remains of 4 cycles of Roman occupation.

Caerdydd Castle is one of the good examples in Wales of how an earth and timber motte style castle was converted over time into a stone fortress so favored by the Norman conquerors, but the ancient construction has been buried under fanciful Victorian renovations by Lord Bule in the 1800's.

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