NORTH WALES - PAGE 1 - 22/03/04

We spent the weekend in North Wales, staying a couple of miles from the Royal Town of Caernarfon. There will be three pages in total from our visit, to be uploaded in the next few days, including visits to Llanberis, Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey and Bodnant Garden. For page two click here or for page three click here.

The impressive Caernarfon Castle lit up after dark and in daytime. The castle, located at the southern end of the Menai Strait was built by King Edward I in 1283 and is designated a World Heritage Site.
The Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis, on the shores of Llyn Padarn. A lakeside narrow gauge steam railway runs past the museum, set in the Dinorwig Quarry Site, in the shadow of the Elidir Mountain. The museum boasts mainland Britain's largest working waterwheel, along with tours, shows, a shop and cafe.
Centre photo shows Dolbadarn Castle, located near Llanberis, overlooking two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris. Built in the early 13th Century, by Llywelyn the Great, the undisputed Prince of Gwynedd from 1201 until his death in 1240. The castle is maintained by CADW. Welsh Historic Monuments.
Along with the Lakeside Railway at Llanberis is Britain's only rack and pinion railway, the Snowdon Mountain Railway that takes visitors to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon at 3560ft. Photos centre and right were taken at Newborough Beach, Anglesey. To visit page two from North Wales click here or for page three click here.


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