NORTH WALES - 15/07/06

Photos from a day trip in July to various places around North Wales starting with a visit to Conway.

With its eight towers and two gateways Conwy Castle is considered one of the most impressive castles in Wales, it was built between 1283 - 1287 to protect English settlers after the conquest of Wales by King Edward I.
The suspension bridge across the River Conwy now in the care of the National Trust was one of the first of its type completed in 1826 by Thomas Telford. There are impressive views back to Conwy from our next destination - the Great Orme at Llandudno, a rocky limestone headland with cable cars, a country park and the remains of bronze age copper mines.
Llandudno itself is the largest seaside resort in Wales, it was mostly built in the Victorian period along with its grade II listed pier dating from 1878. The pier is 2,295 feet in length with views back towards Llandudno and the mountains of Snowdonia.
Located further inland Denbigh Castle is another castle that was built by Edward I during his conquest of Wales and like Conwy is in the care of CADW, the Welsh Assembly Government's historic environment division, its aim is to promote the conservation and appreciation of Wales's historic environment.


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