Jeff’s History Blog

I’m fascinated with history, especially medieval castles, and love going to visit all the historical sites around Cardiff and the Vale, and sometimes even further afield! Why don’t you follow my travels through this new blog.  Here’s some places I’ve been to recently. Click on the links to find out more…

Ever been to Caerwent, near Newport? Amazing Roman remains – here’s a Roman house with hypocaust

caerwent 1a

Visited Cottrell Park motte (a medieval mound for a castle) – one of at least three in area of St Nicholas

cottrell parka

Now for something much older – St Lythans Neolithic burial chamber

DSCN2139a

Finally, now what I really love – a medieval castle! This is a small one in Cowbridge – St Quintens – but still very impressive

st quintens 3a

That’s it for now – keep checking back for more as I plan more trips!