Day 12, Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom, June 2, 2016

Started our day off at Conwy, Castle!  Begun in 1283, completed in 1287!  Amazing!  Estimated costs to build the castle and walls for Edward I were 15,000 pounds, which would be about 45 million pounds in today’s money.

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The walls around the castle are quite thick and still seen around certain parts of Conwy, as seen above in both pictures.

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Above are the 3 bridges crossing the Conwy River (as seen at low tide from the castle’s east Barbican, seen below):  the 20th century road bridge, Thomas Telford’s suspension bridge in the center and Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge on the right.

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Above is the King’s head, drawn in space to capture the ghostly presence of Edward I.  Below are nesting birds around the castle!

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Sights walking around Conwy:  Below the knight in Lancaster Square & the Knight Shop.DSC00534DSC00454DSC00535 DSC00536 DSC00537DSC00538 DSC00540 DSC00566

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Enjoyed a beautiful sunset, then had good ribeye steaks at our hotel.  Really enjoyed visiting Wales!  Lots to see, beautiful countryside, VERY friendly people!!

 

 

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