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Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The well preserved Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in North Wales. Nowdays Gwynedd is part of Great Britain. The castles are examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of King Edward I of England (1272-1307). The castles of King Edward in Wales became known as the Iron Ring, a ring of castles that was built to subdue the Welsh. The castles of King Edward in Gwynedd played an important role in the conflicts during the centuries. They were involved in the War of the Roses in the 15th century and in the English Civil War in the 17th ventury. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle and the town walls of Caernarfon, Conwy Castle and the town walls of Conwy, Harlech Castle and Beaumaris Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd are nowadays popular tourist attractions. Caernarfon Castle is the most famous castle in Wales. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd -  The most famous castle in Wales, Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by the English King Edward I....

 The most famous castle in Wales, Caernarfon Castle.

Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by the English King Edward I.

Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  1. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd -  The most famous castle in Wales, Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by the English King Edward I....

     The most famous castle in Wales, Caernarfon Castle.

    Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by the English King Edward I.

    Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  2. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls. Caernarfon...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls.

    Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by the English King Edward I. The town

    walls were completed in 1285 and join the Caernarfon Castle walls. Caernarfon Castle

    was part of the Iron Ring of castles that was built to subdue the Welsh by the English King

    Edward I. Caernarfon Castle was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as

    the seat of the English government in Wales and as a royal palace. The first English Prince

    of Wales was born here in 1284. Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls are part

    of UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  3. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle. The Dais was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle.

    The Dais was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales

    in 1969. Caernarfon Castle is a medieval building in Gwynedd and probably the most

    famous castle in Wales. Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls are part

    of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  4. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Chamberlain Tower of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Chamberlain Tower of Caernarfon Castle.

    Caernarfon Castle and the is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd. The Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd are:

    Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle and Beaumaris Castle and the

    town walls of Caernarfon and Conwy.

  5. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle.  Castles and Town Walls of King Edward...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle. 

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd

    gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  6. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Outer Wall and moat of Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris is an Edwardian concentric...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Outer Wall and moat of Beaumaris Castle.

    Beaumaris is an Edwardian concentric castle, the construction began in 1295, after 35

    years of work, Beaumaris Castle was still unfinished and it was never completed.

    The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd gained the

    status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  7. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The outer wall of Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle was part of the Iron Ring of...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The outer wall of Beaumaris Castle.

    Beaumaris Castle was part of the Iron Ring of castles that

    was built to subdue the Welsh by the English King Edward I.

  8. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The landward Llanfaes Gate of Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle is a medieval...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The landward Llanfaes Gate of Beaumaris Castle.

    Beaumaris Castle is a medieval building located on the Island of Anglesey in Wales.

    Beaumaris Castle was a masterpiece of Master James of St George, the construction

    started in 1295. Beaumaris Castle consist of a high inner ring of defenses, surrounded

    by a lower circuit of walls. The moat around Beaumaris Castle was filled with water

    through tidal flow from the sea. A tidal dock allowed ships to sail right up to the castle

    and unload their cargo.

  9. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Outer Ward and the Castle Wall Walk of Beaumaris Castle. Beaumaris Castle was...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Outer Ward and the Castle Wall Walk of Beaumaris Castle.

    Beaumaris Castle was never completely finished, after 35 years of work,

    King Edward was fixated upon subduing Scotland and the funds ran out.

  10. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Beaumaris Castle The chapel of the castle is located in one of the towers....

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Beaumaris Castle

    The chapel of the castle is located in one of the towers.

    Beaumaris Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  11. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Conwy Castle. Conwy Castle and the Conwy town walls are part of the UNESCO...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Conwy Castle.

    Conwy Castle and the Conwy town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  12. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Stockhouse Tower of Conwy Castle.

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Stockhouse Tower of Conwy Castle.

  13. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Conwy Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd gained the status...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Conwy Castle.

    The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd

    gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  14. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Chapel Tower of Conwy Castle. Conwy Castle was part of the Iron Ring of...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Chapel Tower of Conwy Castle.

    Conwy Castle was part of the Iron Ring of castles that was built to subdue the

    Welsh by the English King Edward I. Conwy Castle was constructed in 1283-1289.

    Eight huge towers give Conwy Castle in intimidating presence. 

  15. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Conwy town walls are completely intact. The walls reach a height of 9 m, the...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Conwy town walls are completely intact. The walls reach a height of 9 m,

    the circuit of the walls is 1,3 km in length with 21 towers at regular intervals.

    Conwy Castle and the Conwy town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  16. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle. The main gate house is one of the most impressive structures of Harlech...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle.

    The main gate house is one of the most impressive structures of Harlech Castle.

    As Britain's greatest castle-building king, Edward I built round towers.

    Round towers were more difficult to undermine than square towers.

    It was also more difficult to rest a siege ladder against a round tower.

    Harlech Castle is part of the World Heritage Site:

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  17. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle is a medieval building in Gwynedd, Wales. Harlech...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle.

    Harlech Castle is a medieval building in Gwynedd, Wales.

    Harlech Castle was built on a rock close to the Irish Sea.

  18. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Chapel Tower of Harlech Castle. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Chapel Tower of Harlech Castle.

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd were inscribed on the

    UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd are:

    Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle and Beaumaris Castle

    and the town walls of Caernarfon and Conwy.

  19. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Irish Sea seen from Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle was part of the Iron Ring...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Irish Sea seen from Harlech Castle.

    Harlech Castle was part of the Iron Ring of castles that was built to subdue the

    Welsh by the English King Edward I. Harlech Castle was constructed in 1283-1289.

    Harlech Castle is built on a rock, close to the Irish Sea, defended by cliffs and a

    deep moat. A watergate overlooks a fortified stairway of 127 steps that

    runs down to the foot of the cliffs. The sea came up close to the stairway and

    allowed ships to unload their cargo. Nowadays the sea has retreated.

    Harlech Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  20. Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate House of Harlech Castle seen from the courtyard.

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd:

    The Gate House of Harlech Castle seen from the courtyard.