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.
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