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Castle Of Broken Dreams

Gwrych Castle Abergele North Wales UK--2

Many a fortune has been lost by a romantic dreamer with visions of restoring the fairytale Gwrych Castle at Abergele. The scale & cost of any restoration project usually leads to the project being eventually abandoned and the castle decaying a little more. It’s to be hoped that the latest proposals, to convert it into a luxury hotel, prove to be successful but there seems to be little movement with the project at the moment..

Conwy Castle & Quay

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Conwy’s famous medieval Castle and the town’s Quay, viewed from the end of the jetty.

Conwy (also known in English as Conway) is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. The town, which faces Deganwy across the River Conwy, formerly lay in Gwynedd and prior to that in Caernarfonshire. Conwy has a population of 14,208 (Including nearby Llandudno Junction and Deganwy). (The town itself has a population of around 4,000).[1] and is a popular tourist destination on the north Wales coast. It is a place in Wales where the Welsh language can still be heard in widespread, casual and official usage.

Conwy Castle and the town walls were built, on the instruction of Edward I of England, between 1283 and 1289, as part of his conquest of the principality of Wales. Conwy was the original site of Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great. Edward and his troops took over the abbey site and moved the monks down the Conwy valley to a new site at Maenan, establishing Maenan Abbey. The parish church still retains some parts of the original abbey church in the east and west walls. English settlers were given incentives to move to the walled garrison town, which for decades the Welsh were forbidden from entering.

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Underneath The Arches

The photograph of Gwrych Castle I posted the other day proved popular, so here’s another shot from my Photo Tour back in 2010, this time of the carriage drive leading from the rear of the castle to the front, past the former Stables. I’ve taken nearly 1,000 photographs of Gwrych Castle over the past couple of years – an attempt to document its present condition before either renovation work starts or final decay sets in.

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Castle Of Dreams

Many a fortune has been lost by a romantic dreamer with visions of restoring Gwrych Castle at Abergele. The scale & cost of any restoration project usually leads to the project being eventually abandoned and the castle decaying a little more. It’s to be hoped that the latest proposals, to convert it into a luxury hotel, prove to be successful.

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Caernarfon Castle

“A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles.” www.caernarfon-castle.co.uk/

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