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Criccieth Castle


High on  a headland the ruins of Criccieth Castle overlooking Tremadog Bay on the edge of Snowdonia.

The castle was built around 1230 by Llywelyn the Great as a Welsh castle. it was taken by Edward 1st  when he defeated Llywelyn the Last during the Welsh Wars in 1283 and he added to the building.

In the early years of the Fifteenth Century the castle was retaken by Owain Glyndwr during the last major Welsh rebellion against the English and then torn down and burnt.

Criccieth Castle


High on  a headland the ruins of Criccieth Castle overlooking Tremadog Bay on the edge of Snowdonia.

The castle was built around 1230 by Llywelyn the Great as a Welsh castle. it was taken by Edward 1st  when he defeated Llywelyn the Last during the Welsh Wars in 1283 and he added to the building.

In the early years of the Fifteenth Century the castle was retaken by Owain Glyndwr during the last major Welsh rebellion against the English and then torn down and burnt.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Oct 2009, 00:42
And it still stands proudly there!
Les Auld: It does indeed Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Oct 2009, 06:52
That last action is something like cutting the nose to spite the face. Great conversion.
Les Auld: But that is what they did Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Oct 2009, 09:16
The modern car gives the image perspective Les, not sure if l would prefer it removed though
Les Auld: I did think about it Zed but then decided against it, thanks for the comment.
It's a great castle isn't it Les, fortunately the workers huts wern't there when I took a similar shot a few years back.
Les Auld: I did remove some of the debris Brian, but the huts did stay I'm afraid. Thanks for the comment.
Its a shame they have to crumble.
Les Auld: But when they do it does allow you to use your imagination Linda, thanks for the comment.
I really like these old places. The history is fascinating. Lovely shot Les.
Les Auld: Can't beat a bit of history Ron, thanks for the comment.
A majestic ruin Les
Les Auld: It is indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.

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