Powis Castle from the air
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aerial photograph of Powis Castle ( Castell Powys) near Welshpool, in Powys, Wales, UK. Powis Castle is a proper Welsh Castle and was built by Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn around 1283. During the English Civil War the Castle was garrisoned by Royalists but taken by Parliamentarian forces in 1644. Today the Castle is managed by the National Trust and is open to the public.