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Raglan Castle 01 by jollyjack Raglan Castle 01 by jollyjack
I've dubbed Raglan Castle as "The Accidental Castle", as I stumbed upon it by pure chance. I was actually trying to get to Monmouth Castle, which is about 6 miles to the East. That Monmouth is a total maelstrom of roads from which unwary travellers seem to get spat out in random directions, and that pretty much every road sign in Wales is half covered by vegetation, are the only reason I found it. And thank god I did! It's a mighty impressive place.
It was used as a fortress right up until the end of the English Civil War, during which it was a Royalist headquarters. When Parlementarian forces finally captured it, they razed it so it could never be used again.
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capnhands Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
is that a French guard in the upper right taunting you?
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
"Ah fahrt in yorr generaal dahrecshon"

......f**kin' French.
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capnhands Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
lol, classic
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oosick Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
on raglan road of an autumn day
i saw her first and knew
that her dark hair would weave a snare
that i might one day rue
i saw the danger and i passed
along the enchanted way
and i said let grief be a fallen leaf
and the dawning of the day

-Raglan Road
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Ian-AW Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Been there...very neat place.  Nice pic
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Looks like a fun place... especially at night XD
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Huh, and it's been left there in ruins ever since...
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Fantastic shot.
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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nomyai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Amazing place, it must have been incredibly imposing when it was intact.

I discovered the ruins of Tinturn Abbey the same way when I was driving through Wales in the early 1980s.  I glad I got lost that day, it was a very beautiful find.
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