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The Twyn - Caerphilly (early 1900's)

Caerphilly / Caerffili

(caer+ffili as in the name Ffili)

Famous for its castle and its cheese, the town dates back many hundreds of years. The castle was built between 1268 and 1271 by Gilbert de Clare to subdue the local Welsh lords. The identity of Ffili remains a mystery, despite the town being named 'Ffili’s Fort', which may refer to the Roman auxiliary fort in the castle grounds.

See also: Senghenydd

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