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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Caernarfon Castle, Wales

Post #2 of Castles Week

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Situated in northern Wales in the UNITED KINGDOM, the current medieval Caernarfon Castle began construction in 1283 from the architectural vision of King Edward I. The fortress is noted for its polygonal towers, some of which are shaped differently than the others. It is also part of the "Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd" UNESCO World Heritage Site (UNESCO webpage). Caernarfon Castle is located in Gwynedd County and west of Caernarfon town, north of the Afon Seiont (River Seiont), south of Menai Strait and Anglesey island, and east of Caernarfon Bay. Nearby castles include Beaumaris, Criccieth, and Dolbadarn. Photos and more information can be found on the website of Cadw, the Welsh government's historic environment service.

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