Year of Legends – CADW

Great tourism piece we shot for CADW (Welsh Heritage) featuring Castell Coch ( Welsh for Red Castle) and Caerphilly Castle. Shame we didn’t get any sunshine but the big gaffer in the sky was on Holiday it seems.

Lovely little girl was a trooper considering we did both locations in a single day.   I checked my iPhone step counter the day after and saw 14,000 steps, 36 flights of stairs and nearly 6 miles of walking (with 10kg of camera gear!) 

Very much looking forward to more adventures with CADW.

For the historically minded here is some fun facts about both.

Caerphilly Castle (Welsh: Castell Caerffili) is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly in South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan, and saw extensive fighting between Gilbert and his descendants and the native Welsh rulers. Surrounded by extensive artificial lakes – considered by historian Allen Brown to be “the most elaborate water defences in all Britain” – it occupies around 30 acres (12 ha) and is the second largest castle in Britain.[1] It is famous for having introduced concentriccastle defences to Britain and for its large gatehouses.

Castell Coch (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈkastɛɬ koːχ]; Welsh for Red Castle) is a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais in South Wales. The first castle on the site was built by the Normans after 1081, to protect the newly conquered town of Cardiff and control the route along the Taff Gorge. Abandoned shortly afterwards, the castle’s earth mottewas reused by Gilbert de Clare as the basis for a new stone fortification, which he built between 1267 and 1277 to control his freshly annexed Welsh lands. This castle was likely destroyed in the native Welsh rebellion of 1314. In 1760, the castle ruins were acquired by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, as part of a marriage settlement that brought the family vast estates in South Wales.

  • Date May 4, 2017
  • Tags Aerial Cinematography, Architecture, B-Roll, Commercial, Facebook, Promo, Travel