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The Curtain Wall

The curtain, a feature common to mast medieval castles, was simply a set of walls that surrounded and protected the interior of the castle. Walls were often connected by a series of towers or mural towers to add strength and provide for better defense of the ground outside the castle. The recently excavated curtain wall at Dolforwyn Castle is a fine example of this feature.

 

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