Thursday, November 11, 2010

United Kingdom - Wales - Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle
This 13th century bastion commands superb views of Tremadog Bay and the mountains of Snodonia.

Sent by Serena, a postcrosser from England.

This is from Wikipedia : Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a concentric castle, constructed atop a cliff close to the Irish Sea. Architecturally, it is particularly notable for its massive gatehouse.

Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales, the castle was subject to several assaults and sieges during its period of active use as a fortification. The castle served as the defacto capital of an independent Wales between 1404 and 1409 when it was held by Owain Glyndwr. The later seven-year siege of the castle, during the Wars of the Roses, has been memorialised in the famous song "Men of Harlech".

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