Powis Castle

Here in the Welsh Marches, the ancient battleground of the English and Welsh, Powis Castle was built as a fortress. Its thirteenth century battlemented outline of mellow red stone is a statement of its position as a military stronghold, and it was home to a dynasty of Welsh princes. The Castle crowns a rocky ridge, with far-reaching views across the Severn Valley towards England, as it has done for eight hundred years. Climbing up here today, the views from the seventeenth century terraces across the gardens to Long Mountain and the Breidden Hills are spectacular, and hold memories of the castle's long past.

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