Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vandals threaten medieval castle in Wales

Medieval castle remains in Powys could be forced to close because of vandalism. People have damaged the structure of Bronllys Castle at Talgarth by throwing historic stones off the top, says Welsh monument agency Cadw.

The castle only recently reopened following a major conservation programme. Cadw has informed police but say there may be no choice but to close the castle.

The late 11th or early 12th Century motte with an 80ft tall round masonry keep has had a number of ancient stones prized from the top and thrown down both inside and outside the structure

Click here to read this article from BBC News