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Harlech Castle - World Heritage Site

Harlech itself was a fortified post of the ancient Britons and was known as Twr Bronwen, after Bronwen, Prince of Siluria's sister. A castle was founded at the present site in 530, by Maelgwyn Gwynedd. In the 9thC it was known as Caer Collwyn and was formed from a square tower, part of which still remains in the existing castle. The present structure was commenced in 1283 at the order of Edward I and took 12 years to complete. James of St George, Master of the King's Works, was given the task to build it and did so at a cost of 8,190.
In 1986, it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites. The castle is opens daily at 09.30 (10.00 Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb). It offers commanding views of the Cambrian Coast.
Information about sieges and further pictures of Harlech Castle - click on each picture
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Harlech Castle from the front garden at Sandy Patch Harlech Castle from the front garden at Sandy Patch

The Castle - A World Heritage Site

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