Within a previous blog post I described Clun Castle as one of the many castles built by the Normans along the Welsh Marches.
Even though Clun Castle is a Grade 1 listed building, the castle and grounds are free to enter under the management of English Heritage who have provided several information boards located at various points around and within the castle ruins.
These boards offer more detailed information as shown in the example below.
This board shows an artists impression of Clun Castle as it was thought to look in 1300.
The excerpt below from the information board offers a concise outline of the role of these castles:
After the Norman Conquest in 1066, the border between Wales and England remained an unsettled area. William the Conqueror granted lands here to his followers to defend the border. These men became powerful marcher lords, ruling their lands independently of royal control.
The image below is an aerial view of Clun Castle ruins and the surrounding area.
The image Aerial View of Clun Castle shown above is used with the kind permission of Historic England Archive whose copyright in the image is fully acknowledged. The image may not be used or reproduced without the permission of Historic England Archive who are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. Historic England champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.