Picture Profile Wales Castles

Castles have played a huge part in the turbulent history of Wales. At one time there were over 400 castles spread across the country. Now just over 100 remain.
Animosity between the Welsh and the English can be traced back to the 13th century, when the efforts of Edward I to conquer Wales were resisted by Llywelyn, Prince of Wales and his followers. Today, physical conflict between the nations is confined to the rugby pitch but the network of Castles built in the late 13th century remain a lasting legacy to this period of conquest and resistence.

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Caernarfon Castle Philip Halling 822633

Caernarfon Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License

Beaumaris Castle J Thomas 1287300

Beaumaris Castle under a Creative Commons License

Conwy Castle David Dixon 1723354

Conwy Castle Photo David Dixon
under a Creative Commons License

Caerphilly Castle Philip Halling 1085811

Caerphilly Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License

Chepstow Castle Philip Halling 811603

Chepstow Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License

Harlech Castle Eirian Evans 1408742

Harlech Castle Photo Eirian Evans under a Creative Commons License

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Posted on June 7, 2015, in Wales and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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