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Candleston Castle is located near the village of Merthyr Mawr, in south Wales between Bridgend and the sea.

Despite its name it was a fortified manor house built during the later parts of the 14th century. It was altered many times eventually becoming abandoned as some time in the 19th century. Most of the manor has been overwhelmed by sand dunes and Candleston Castle is on the edge of this area.

It is thought that the name "Candleston" may be a corruption of "Cantilupeston", and that the castle may have belonged to the Norman-Welsh Cantilupe family.

Candleston Castle


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this castle really interests me. i had been in that carpark alot in the last 4 or 5 years and i didnt notice it there till last year (call me blind or whatever but i always notice things like that) and suddenly one day it catches my eye, i have no idea if there were more trees there before or not but i couldnt beblieve i had missed it all this time, i keep thinking did i not see it!! is there anywhere i could get more information on this castle? Thanks
#0 - Debbie - 10/04/2007 - 08:28
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