HistoryPoints News

Apr 28, 2019

Canal boats in the moat

The Norman castle at Pencelli, east of Brecon, has virtually disappeared yet part of its moat remains in water - and often used by canal boats. When the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal was built in the 18th century, the ditch provided a ready-made ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

section of route. Today the canal and towpath bend more than 90 degrees as they skirt where the castle stood, and now visitors can discover the reason for the change of course by scanning the new HistoryPoints QR codes by the towpath with their smartphones. Our information about the castle and moat is also available here