NORTH WALES - PAGE 2 - 24/03/04

More photos from our visit to North Wales. For page one click here or for page three click here.

All three photos above are from Beddgelert in Snowdonia. This small village is probably best known for the legend of Gelert. A short walk from the village centre, alongside the banks of the river Glaslyn is the monument to mark the resting place of Gelert, the faithful hound of Welsh Prince, Llywelyn the Great. For the full story see the inscription above.
The World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey. Building of this castle, thought to be the most technically perfect in Britain, commenced in 1295, although lack of supplies and money meant it was never completed. The castle was the last and largest built by English Monarch, Edward I. The weather was wild (20/03/04) with sand bags at the gates to protect the castle from the elements. There are great views from the top of the castle, looking across the Menai Strait towards the mainland.
More photos from Beaumaris. The sign above the door in the photo on the right reads, 'This house is one of the oldest in Great Britain and is listed amongst the historic buildings of Anglesey. It was built about 1400'
Views across the Menai Strait looking towards the Mountains of Snowdonia, masked by sea spray in the strong winds, and from the beach at Beaumaris. The photo on the right shows the lifeboat station and the pier, first constructed in 1846.


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