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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle was founded by the Normans in 1091, on the site of a Roman fort[?] whose remains can still be seen. The castle's most famous occupant was Robert, Duke of Normandy, who was imprisoned there by his younger brother, King Henry I of England, from 1106 until 1134. In 1158 it was the scene for a daring kidnapping carried out by one Ifor Bach[?] (Ivor the Little). The Welsh took it again in 1404, under Owen Glendower. In 1488, it came into the possession of Jasper Tudor.

During the 19th century, a new mock-medieval castle was built to the design of William Burges[?], architect to the Earl of Bute[?], as a fairytale residence. The castle was later given to the city of Cardiff by the Bute family. It is now a popular tourist attraction, and houses a regimental museum[?] in addition to the ruins of the old castle and the Victorian reconstruction.



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