• John Oyston

Picture Profile Wales Castles

Castles have played a huge part in the turbulent history of Wales. At one time there were over 400 castles spread across the country. Now just over 100 remain. Animosity between the Welsh and the English can be traced back to the 13th century, when the efforts of Edward I to conquer Wales were resisted by Llywelyn, Prince of Wales and his followers.


Today, physical conflict between the nations is confined to the rugby pitch but the network of Castles built in the late 13th century remain a lasting legacy to this period of conquest and resistance.




Caernarfon Castle Philip Halling 822633
Caernarfon Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License



Beaumaris Castle J Thomas 1287300
Beaumaris Castle Photo J Thomas under a Creative Commons License


Conwy Castle David Dixon 1723354
Conwy Castle Photo David Dixon under a Creative Commons License

Caerphilly Castle Philip Halling 1085811
Caerphilly Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License


Chepstow Castle Philip Halling 811603
Chepstow Castle Photo Philip Halling under a Creative Commons License



Harlech Castle Eirian Evans 1408742
Harlech Castle Photo Eirian Evans under a Creative Commons License

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