Friday, July 27, 2007

Away I Go

This weekend I am travelling back to the 14C. Our venue is here at Pembroke Castle. This is a new castle to me. Even though my parents in law live in Pembroke, I have never visited the castle.
About the castle:
Soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 the victorious Norman invaders looked to Wales, but it was not until 1093 that Earl Roger of Montgomery built the first Pembroke Castle. Although it was a fairly basic structure of timber palisades the castle stood firm against Welsh counter attacks.
In 1189 William Marshal became Earl of Pembroke and the castle passed into his hands. Over the next 30 years he transformed the earth and timber structure into a powerful stone fortification.
More here on the castle timeline.

'See' you all next week........

cq

11 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Iy looks a castle that is well preserved.

Bob-kat said...

It's a great castle to visit and well maintained. I've been there a couple of times and it's a good day out. Hope you have fun!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Such Great History...The Castle looks quite magnificent!....I hope you have a GREAT Wekend CQ......I guess the rain stopped for a minute, huh? (lol)

Nikki-ann said...

I hope you're having a good weekend down at Pembroke. I've never been to the castle down there, I must try and go sometime. I love our Welsh castles :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Weekend, my dear...If you get a chance, come on by and take a look at the dear Hummingbirds that are visiting me these days...They are dear!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

That castle does look interesting. I would like to visit a place like that, too.

Uisce said...

castles. you guys just have the coolest stuff!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Dear Dear CQ...I am worried about you...It's been a week since you posted...Gee, my dear, I hope you are alright...! Do let us know...
(((((HUGS TO YOU))))) This is Friday Night, August 3rd...!

Bob-kat said...

Hi Hon.

Just popped by to see if you had posted about your weekend in Pembroke :)

Hope all is okay with you. I am woring on my horrid essay. Oh to get it finished!!! Girly night ot coming up soon methinks :)

Carmi said...

I think I live in the wrong part of the world: how INCREDIBLE it must be to be able to visit such fantastic structures from so long ago.

I really need to consider taking a vacation in the U.K.

Maybe we'll put together a Team Canada - with Michele included, of course - and come for a Commonwealth Bloggers Conference!

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