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... holidays and TV series (The Prisioner), and even has its own pottery label. From there we travelled south to Harlech, as I wanted to see the castle. After winding through the narrow streets of the village, we could see the medieval castle, built in the 13th century (1283 - 1295) by the English King - Edward1 - as part of his master plan to subdue the Welsh. It is set on a near-vertical cliff face and once had access to the sea. "Men of Harlech", the song ...
... by sunny and warm.
The walk took us along the estuary and then the bay, ending just off the Atlantic Coast. We walked o'er hill and dale, through meadows, along the beach, along the railroad tracks, through "kissing gates" and over stiles. We saw rabbits, sheep, horses, many varieties of dogs, a baby mouse and numerous bird species. We found a lovely family-owned and run restaurant for our main meal of the day in Criccieth and had ...
... the mid-1600s.
There are 8 main high tours in Caernarfon, each originally serving a different purpose. We climbed to the tops of 4 today. Great views, great sense of protection, many steps - and it was a LONG way around that castle.
To get there and back, we did a round trip on one of the 2 main steam train rail lines in Wales: The Welsh Highland Narrow-Gauge Steam Train. It took us through majestic, mountainous ...
... me, this is a sad castle because it had such great potential to be perfect for its purpose and yet never got to prove itself.
It is known as the history teacher's fantasy castle with its 13th century classic proportions and perfect symmetry - sigh!
An aside: We had forgotten how strong and dedicated the Welsh people are to their own Welsh language. Here, most signs are in English and Welsh with Welsh being first. You hear ...
... br> From there, we dashed over to the impressive and nearby Caernarfon Castle. We spent as much time driving in circles around the castle trying to find parking as we did inside the castle itself. As always, the views of the castle and surrounding buildings were memorable.
The final trip of the day took us to the former location of the Welsh village of Capel Celyn, submerged in 1956 to create a water reservoir for the city of ...
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