Sunday, May 28, 2017

Conway Castle, Wales UK

Ever since i always wanted to see Castles, I am fascinated with fantasy movies has a castle settings. United Kingdom has a lot of Castles. I am grateful to see some of the historical castles on Earth and one of it was the Conway Castle in Wales. We went to wales two times as the place is so beautiful and surrounded by nature, mountains, beaches, etc. The landscape in Snowdonia is so beautiful.

Conwy Castle (WelshCastell Conwy, English: Conway Castle) is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around £15,000, a huge sum for the period. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars. It withstood the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn in the winter of 1294–95, acted as a temporary haven for Richard II in 1399 and was held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glyndŵr in 1401.

UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site. The rectangular castle is built from local and imported stone and occupies a coastal ridge, originally overlooking an important crossing point over the River Conwy. Divided into an Inner and an Outer Ward, it is defended by eight large towers and two barbicans, with a postern gate leading down to the river, allowing the castle to be resupplied from the sea. It retains the earliest surviving stone machicolations in Britain and what historian Jeremy Ashbee has described as the "best preserved suite of medieval private royal chambers in England and Wales". In keeping with other Edwardian castles in North Wales, the architecture of Conwy has close links to that found in the kingdom of Savoy during the same period, an influence probably derived from the Savoy origins of the main architect, James of Saint George. (Source: Wikipedia)

I enjoy a lot in this castle, the kid's heart inside me was jumping for joy. If only we have a lot of time we probably visit more castles like Chepstow Castle to hunt a Dragon hehehe.

By the way if you have kids travelling with you. You should visit Battlemum for more tips.










Well for me its beautiful, Its my first time to be here in this Castle, I been to many Castles in Europe and for me all of them is beautiful. 

A very late post. Next is the Caernarfon Castle in Wales too!

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    1. Thank you..i was mesmerized how beautiful UK's Castles :)

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  2. The pictures are really beautiful, I really want to visit the UK *-*

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  3. I've been to one castle here in Malaysia, it is some kind of unfinished castle or mansion (it was built by Scotland guy so my best bet it had some Scottish architecture?), way smaller that the above castle that you went but still it is very beautiful ☺

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