To the despair of my poor long suffering husband, I collect non fiction books. So when visiting Wales or Scotland I trawl the bookshops in the hope of a book on which ever county or country we happen to be in, which might have escaped my notice, this includes charity shops……where you can find some lovely old books. I have a cupboard in our motor home that is especially for these books…..out of sight, out of husband’s mind. On this trip to Wales I did find one book that I didn’t have ‘Castles In Wales’ a handbook by Gerald Morgan……this became attached to me, I went nowhere with out it. This wonderful little book is a pocket guide to the Castles of Wales, plus photos, plus earthworks and lost castles…..everything a discerning castle hunter needs in one little book.
Now the only thing is, it didn’t have a lot to say about Tenby Castle, for one reason theres not a lot left. The remains of the castle are on Castle Hill, an unknown Norman built the castle in 1156 and all that remains are the stump of a gate tower, part of a barbican and a small tower that is one half square and the other round. But the views from Castle Hill are speculator and there is a lovely walk around the hill, but it is quite steep, but well worth it.
From our visit September 2014.