Conwy Castle and Town Walls :: Shared Description

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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SH7877 : Town Gate, Berry St by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Town Walls by Richard Croft
SH7877 : Conwy Castle & Bridge across the rooftops by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle over the rooftops by N Chadwick
SH7777 : View from the highest point on the town walls by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle: outer bailey by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle: Water Gate by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle and Pont Conwy across the rooftops by N Chadwick
SH7877 : View towards the Council offices, Conwy by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle and Castle Square by Ian Capper
SH7877 : Conwy Castle: Great Hall by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Lower Gate, Conwy by N Chadwick
SH7877 : View over Conwy from the Castle by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Passing Conway Castle, 1962 by Alan Murray-Rust
SH7877 : Conwy Castle - The Stockhouse Tower by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy from the town walls by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle at night: the four towers on the north wall by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Roofscape of Conwy by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle - The Great Hall roof (rems of) by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy castle - the interior by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle: outer bailey by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conwy Castle over the rooftops by N Chadwick
SH7877 : Conway Castle, 1962  2 by Alan Murray-Rust
SH7877 : A547 road bridge by Richard Hoare
SH7877 : Mud by Conwy embankment by N Chadwick

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Created: Wed, 24 Mar 2010, Updated: Tue, 23 Jun 2015

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