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Castell Dolwyddelan


As well as sheep, rain and mountains there are many castles in Wales. This one sits high on a rocky outcrop above the village of Dolwyddelan guarding the pass through the mountains from the Conwy valley.

Built by the Welsh Prince Llywelyn the Great at the end of the twelfth century it was later captured by Edward 1st from Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn. Eventually it fell into ruin and later in the nineteenth century some restoration was done. It is now owned by Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation.


Castell Dolwyddelan


As well as sheep, rain and mountains there are many castles in Wales. This one sits high on a rocky outcrop above the village of Dolwyddelan guarding the pass through the mountains from the Conwy valley.

Built by the Welsh Prince Llywelyn the Great at the end of the twelfth century it was later captured by Edward 1st from Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn. Eventually it fell into ruin and later in the nineteenth century some restoration was done. It is now owned by Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation.


comments (6)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Oct 2009, 02:24
Nicely processed Les. It still stands proud up against the elements
Les Auld: And there are plenty of elements for it to go against Zed, thanks for the comment.
I wonder how big it all used to be, good to see Cadw are looking after it.
Les Auld: Quite small as castles go Linda, as were most Welsh castles. Thanks for the comment.
They are all so different from each other. Nice to know its being preserved. Nice processing Les.
Les Auld: Each one of their own age Ron, thanks for the comment.
I'm not familiar with this castle Les, an excellent viewpoint, it stands out well against that grey sky.
Les Auld: One of the smaller Welsh Castles Brian, but an important one non the less. Thanks for the comment.
It looks cold, and bleak and lonely. It must have been a hard place to live in.
Les Auld: I certainly would not have liked it there Sheila. Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2009, 22:48
Looks a grim place, Les.
Les Auld: Especially in the winter Alan, thanks for the comment.

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