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Some Comments From Others

Regarding the

Castles of Wales Website

The Castles of Wales website is grateful that certain Internet organizations, both online and in print, have taken notice of our effort to provide information about medieval Wales to a growing online community. Below is a brief listings of individuals and organizations who have commented favorably on our efforts here over the years.

 

 

"Having once visited Wales, I can personally vouch for the beauty of the country. Unfortunately, in the short time I spent there many years ago, I was only able to visit one castle. Now the Castles of Wales site has remedied my oversight. Created by Jeff Thomas, the site offers virtual visits to over 170 Welsh castles, containing not only photographs of medieval castles of the country but also a wealth of information about their history and construction. From the grand Chepstow Castle in the southeast to the beautiful Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey to the hidden ruins of Ewloe Castle in the north, this site covers a lot of turrets. Each castle receives a detailed writeup and often personal notes about Thomas' own visits. You'll also find a detailed digital tour of Dolwyddelan Castle in Snowdonia, which was of strategic importance to the princes of the 13th Century. The tour includes, for example, a detailed history of the building, aerial views, photographs from its keep, and a drawing of what the castle looked like 700 years ago. There are also numerous articles including historical overviews of Norman, Welsh, and Edwardian castles and castle builders, as well as pieces about motte and bailey castles and castle siegecraft (so that you'll understand why so many of them are in ruin today). Thorough, informative, and colorful, the Castles of Wales is indisputably the best site about castles on the Net."

John R. Quain
IBM Internet Connection
Tuesday, November 5, 1996

 


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