Barry Castle

Barry, United Kingdom

Barry Castle was a fortified manor house built on the site of an earlier Norman structure. It was raised by the powerful de Barry family, who played an important role in both the conquest of South Wales and Ireland. The structure was ruinous by the sixteenth century.

By the late 13th century the castle had two stone buildings on the east and west sides of a courtyard, but nothing now remains of these above ground. Early in the 14th century the castle was strengthened by the addition of a large hall and gatehouse on its south side, and the ruins of these can be seen today.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Cass Pullman (10 months ago)
Beautiful small ruins with good architecture.
Mandy Simpson (13 months ago)
Love our local history and being able to see it and walk the footsteps of the people in its hay day is amazing.
Mark Brotherton (2 years ago)
Neat set of ruins in the heart of a town
SARA DODD (3 years ago)
Used to play hide and seek here when a child. Dog loves coming here for the different smells and going in and out of the arches. I like to come here too, to gather my thoughts.
stuart ornek (3 years ago)
Nice enough to look at while passing but don't waste your time driving to see it the pictures show all there is to see.
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