Kilgarren Castle 1- J.M.W Turner 1

Cilgerran Castle: J. M. W. Turner

Cilgerran Castle is an 1800s painting by the English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist J. M. W. Turner. This work is located in the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cilgerran Castle is a historic fortress located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, overlooking the Teifi River. Dating back to the 13th century, the castle is perched on a rocky promontory, offering commanding views of the surrounding landscape.

Built by the Norman lords, the castle played a strategic role in controlling the important river crossing. Its early history involves conflicts between the Welsh and English forces. The castle underwent various modifications over the centuries, including the addition of a round tower and a gatehouse.

The ruins of Cilgerran Castle stand as a testament to medieval military architecture. Visitors can explore the site, including the remains of the great hall and the defensive walls. The picturesque setting amidst wooded hills and the meandering river enhances the castle’s allure.

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