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Conwy Castle

Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle (sometimes spelt Conway Castle) is the medieval military masterpiece of architect James of St. George.

Constructed under the orders of King Edward I of England and built between 1283 and 1289, Conwy Castle was one of a ring of strongholds that the monarch commissioned to establish his dominance over Wales.

Later, Conwy Castle would be the subject of a siege by the Welsh and would be garrisoned in several conflicts over the centuries.

With imposing towers and turrets and its position over the Conwy estuary, Conwy Castle remains a picturesque site. It is one of four welsh castles built by Edward listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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