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Conwy Castle

We went for a ride out into Wales on saturday and ended up in Conway, North Wales, or Conwy as the locals would have it.  It was very pleasent there, the sun shining and the river to walk by. It was quite dificult however to get a good view of the castle as it is very close to the town. This is the view seen from the harbour.

Conwy was constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh. A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses', although he may well have been biased, but it is a good castle.

Conwy Castle

We went for a ride out into Wales on saturday and ended up in Conway, North Wales, or Conwy as the locals would have it.  It was very pleasent there, the sun shining and the river to walk by. It was quite dificult however to get a good view of the castle as it is very close to the town. This is the view seen from the harbour.

Conwy was constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh. A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses', although he may well have been biased, but it is a good castle.

comments (6)

  • Polly
  • Los Angeles
  • 29 Jul 2007, 03:34
the sky looks gorgeous and i quite like the perspective, even if you couldn't get a great view of the castle!
Les Auld: Thanks Polly, appreciate your stopping by and commenting.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Jul 2007, 14:12
Man, I am such a sucker for castles, Les. This one looks like a winner!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, just love castles myself, I have a few more lined up for the future.
Impressive castle indeed ! A great shot !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, it is quite impressive.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2007, 18:04
Magnificent structure Les and you have done it full justice with this wonderful photograph. The sky is super and the whole composition is great. Many regards, Neil.
Les Auld: Thanks Neil, this is an HDR from three images and a few road signs cloned out. Appreciate the comment.
It's ceratinly an impressive castle Les - visited it a few years ago.
Les Auld: Agrre with you thre Bernie, looks big from the inside as well.
Nice treatment of an oft photographed monument. Very nice. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks David, I think it just asks to be photographed.

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