SH7877 : Conwy in the fall

taken 6 months ago, near to Conwy, Conwy, Great Britain

Conwy in the fall
Conwy in the fall
Berry Street leading to High Street with the Castle in the background viewed from the Town Walls.
A dreary grey day in November.
Conwy Castle and Town Walls
Conwy castle is one of the most picturesque of Welsh castles and a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. The castle and town walls are now in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a site of outstanding universal value. They were built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 and helped to complete the conquest of the Welsh princes in North Wales. In Conwy, the castle's commanding position on a rocky outcrop overlooking the estuary dictated its very size and shape and gave it its great military strength. Taken together the castle and the town walls of Conwy, planned as a single unit, are the most impressive of all the fortresses built by King Edward I. Over 1.2 km. long, the town walls defended the largest of Edward's Welsh frontier towns with their 21 towers and 3 gateways. The town walls also acted as the outermost defences of the castle, an imposing compact eight-towered stronghold surrounded by water on three sides. Nearest the town, the castle's own outer bailey housed the garrison, then, doubly defended by town wall and the outer bailey, came the king's private apartments in the castle's inner bailey. It is one of a ring of castles built by Edward I around Wales.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Town 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7811 7769 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.9276N 3:49.7817W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7807 7772
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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