Sunday, January 24, 2010

Conwy Castle, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Conwy Castle is a castle in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I's second campaign in North Wales. Conwy replaced Deganwy Castle, an earlier stronghold built by Henry III that had been destroyed by Llywelyn the Last in 1263.
It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, "The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd".
In 1986, four castles related to the reign of King Edward I of England were proclaimed collectively as a World Heritage Site, as outstanding examples of fortifications and military architecture built in the 13th century. Sites designated were:
1. Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
2. Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon
3. Conwy Castle, Conwy
4. Harlech Castle, Harlech

1 comments:

isle of man penthouses January 26, 2010 at 3:28 AM  

Been there. It is a very impressive castle.

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