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Harlech Castle

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd - Harlech Castle: Harlech Castle is situated in the former principality of Gwynedd in Wales. Gwynedd is now part of Great Britain. Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification. Harlech was part of the Iron Ring of castles in Wales. The Iron Ring of castles was built to subdue the Welsh by King Edward I of England. Harlech Castle was constructed in 1283-1289. Harlech Castle is built on top a rock close to the Irish Sea and is defended by cliffs and a deep moat. The main gate house is probably one of the most impressive structures of Harlech Castle. 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 and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd. The UNESCO World Heritage Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd includes Caernarfon Castle and town walls, Conwy Castle and town walls, Beaumaris Castle and Harlech Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Harlech Castle - The main gate house of Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification in the former principality of Gwynedd in Wales. The...

The main gate house of Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification in the former principality of Gwynedd in Wales. The castle was built in the period 1283-1289. The castle was built on a rock close to the Irish Sea and was defended by cliffs and a deep moat. Harlech Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  1. Harlech Castle - The main gate house of Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification in the former principality of Gwynedd in Wales. The...

    The main gate house of Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification in the former principality of Gwynedd in Wales. The castle was built in the period 1283-1289. The castle was built on a rock close to the Irish Sea and was defended by cliffs and a deep moat. Harlech Castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  2. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle was designed an built by Master James of St George, one of the greatest military...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle was designed an built by Master James of St George, one of the greatest military architects of its time. The song 'Men of Harlech' describes the events during the seven year long siege of Harlech Castle between 1461 and 1468, during the War of the Roses.

  3. Harlech Castle - The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The inner ward and one of the corner towers of Harlech Castle. In the 15th century, the...

    The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The inner ward and one of the corner towers of Harlech Castle. In the 15th century, the castle was involved in the War of the Roses, a series of civil wars between the House of Lancaster, whose symbol was a red rose, the country flower of Lancashire, and the House of York, whose symbol was the white rose, the Rosa alba.

  4. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Domestic buildings were built in the inner ward of Harlech Castle, such as a kitchen, a...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Domestic buildings were built in the inner ward of Harlech Castle, such as a kitchen, a bake house, a granary, a chapel and a great hall and small hall. The corners towers provided further accommodation. In the 13th and 14th centuries, a garrison of 36 men was stationed in Harlech Castle.

  5. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The watergate of Harlech Castle. A a long staircase leads down from to the castle to the former...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The watergate of Harlech Castle. A a long staircase leads down from to the castle to the former shore. Harlech Castle was one of the eight castles that the English king Edward I had built across Wales. The castles were built at the end of the 13th century to subdue the Welsh.

  6. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle. The watergate overlooks a fortified stairway of 127 steps that runs down to...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Harlech Castle. The watergate overlooks a fortified stairway of 127 steps that runs down to the foot of the cliffs. At the time the castle was built, the sea came up close to the stairway and allowed ships to unload their cargo. Nowadays, the sea has retreated. Harlech Castle is situated in the village of Harlech in Wales.

  7. Harlech Castle - The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Irish Sea viewed from one of the corner towers of Harlech Castle. Harlech Castle was...

    The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Irish Sea viewed from one of the corner towers of 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. The conquest of Wales by King Edward I took place between 1277 and 1283 and resulted in the defeat of Wales.

  8. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Prison Tower of Harlech Castle. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ruins of Harlech Castle...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Prison Tower of Harlech Castle. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ruins of Harlech Castle began to attract famous artists, such as the English Romantic painter William Turner. Harlech Castle is situated in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales.

  9. Harlech Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate House of Harlech Castle viewed from the inner ward. The back of the gate house was...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Gate House of Harlech Castle viewed from the inner ward. The back of the gate house was formed by two look out towers, between the towers there were two floors with large rooms. The look out towers itself had a few small rooms, probably used as bedrooms.

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

    The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Chapel Tower of Harlech Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. The Castles of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle and Beaumaris Castle and the town walls of Caernarfon and Conwy.