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Castles in North Wales


Beaumaris Castle

Built as one of the 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh. But it was never finished money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their full height.

http://www.beaumaris.com/

Beaumaris Castle
 

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Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle

Magnificent Victorian Castle and Estate

Stunning furnished rooms with collections from the National Portrait Gallery, V & A, and Royal Academy

http://www.rhyl.org/bodel.html

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

 

Caernarfon Castle

Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace.

http://www.caernarfon.com/

Caernarfon Castle
 

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Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran is set high above Llangollen and can be seen for miles around.

http://www.llangollen.com/castle.html

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Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle is a 700 year old marcher fortress, which commands fine views over the surrounding countryside. It was built in the late 13th century by Roger Mortimer, Justice of North Wales for Edward 1.

http://www.chirk.com/castle.html

Chirk Castle
 

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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell.

http://www.conwy.com/

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

 

Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle, standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those rare castles with a foot firmly in both camps and a true testament to the varying fortunes of war.

http://www.porthmadog.com/cricc.html

Criccieth Castle
 

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Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle

The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, crowning a steep hill above the town, enjoy commanding views of the pastoral Vale of Clwyd and the round-backed hills of the Clwydian range.

http://www.denbigh.com/castle.html

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Dolbadarn Castle

Built by the Welsh Princes it dates to the 13th century and built by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. Of simplistic design it remains in solid condition and predates the English fortresses of the Edwardian conquest and provides evidence of the extent of Llywelyn's influence and ingenuity.

http://www.llanberis.com/dolbad.html

Dolbadarn Castle
 

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Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan is unusual within Wales. In a land of castles, Dolwyddelan stands apart not as a stronghold erected by Norman or English forces but as a fortress of the native Welsh princes.

http://www.betws-y-coed.com/castle.html

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

 

Flint Castle

Flint Castle was built in the 13th century by King Edward I as part of an 'iron ring' of fortresses around Wales.

http://www.flintshire.org/flint.html

Flint Castle
 

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Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia.

http://www.harlech.com/

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

 

Rhuddlan Castle

Like Caernarfon and Conwy, it was built as one of the 'iron ring' of fortresses by the English monarch, Edward I, in his late 13th century campaigns against the Welsh.

http://www.rhyl.org/rhuddlan.html

Rhuddlan Castle
 

© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

Text:- Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

 

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