|Builth Castle Key Facts|
|County||Powys (11 castles)|
|Directions||At the centre of Builth Wells.|
|Categories||Motte & Bailey / Stone / Edward I|
|Access to site||Unknown - Please check before visiting|
|1277||Construction of Builth Castle|
|Edward I orders improvements to be made to the castle at Builth.|
Episode: Edward I and Wales
The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay. The advantage of this type of castle was that it was quick to construct. Making a fortification from wood was much easier than making one of stone.
Do you want to explore a Saxon Hall, a medieval church or a large stone keep? Click the images below to enter a medieval world.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.