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5 Castles Near Bridgend You Can Visit Now

Wales is famous for its vast collection of castles – but everyone seems to end up visiting the same ones! You know the ones I mean. The big, famous show stoppers like Caernarfon Castle and Cardiff Castle. But there are many smaller castles you can visit around Wales. They are just as interesting as the…

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Guest Post – An Historical Travel Guide to Raby Castle

Regular Hisdoryan followers will know I’m all about community and supporting my fellow History Girls – so I’m really pleased I’m able to feature a guest post from Kayla, the lovely lady behind A Regency Girl. A Regency Girl is a history themed travel blog for period drama fans and historical fiction readers. I get…

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Chirk Castle – An Underrated Gem

Chirk Castle isn’t your ordinary Welsh castle. In the late 13th Century Edward I started building many castles in North Wales to consolidate his conquest. Today most of them are empty shells, where you have to use your imagination to conjure up the furniture and people that once filled the walls. But not Chirk. Chirk…

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Enchanting Eastnor Castle

I think I have possibly found the most doggy-friendly historical property EVER! It’s always a struggle to find something to do with a dog inside on a rainy day, so to find a gorgeously sumptuous mock Norman castle that lets you take well-behaved dogs inside on leads is an absolute MIRACLE! Where is this wondrous…

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