As I mentioned in my previous post, I enjoyed an eventful visit to Cardiff, Wales, last Friday. After taking the waterbus back to City Centre, I decided to visit Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Castle has a long, storied history. It sits on a site that has been used since about 55 AD, when the Romans made a guard post there. William the Conqueror is believed to have build the first motte and bailey keep on the site as part of his conquest of Wales in the 11th century, and the castle was even used for bomb shelters during World War 2. Much of the current appearance is due to work completed in the Victorian period.
After my visit to Cardiff Castle, I explored Bute Park, which takes up many miles in central Cardiff. The Marquess of Bute owned Cardiff Castle, but it passed into the city’s hands at the final Marquess’ death in 1947.
After my day in Cardiff, I caught the train back to London.
Title quote: Dylan Thomas, Should Lanterns Shine