- Pembroke castle
Just like the Romans, the Normans were famous and successful warriors, but in addition to their campaigns on land, the sea was vital to their military machine. The evidence is plain to see in the number of Norman castles that sit on the Welsh coastline, dominating the surrounding countryside. In an age when it was difficult and dangerous for Norman forces to travel along Wales’ rough roads, these castles were supplied by ship.
The majesty of the defences can be seen to this day in castles such as Pembroke, a stronghold that ensured that the Normans were able to command the surrounding area, and a foothold that enabled them to project their power and influence throughout the whole of the South Pembrokeshire peninsula.
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