Mountains and Coast
"The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech (largely the work of the greatest military engineer of the time, James of St George) and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. These extremely well-preserved monuments are examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of Edward I (1272–1307) and the military architecture of the time."
"The four castles of Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech and the attendant fortified towns at Conwy and Caernarfon are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe....."
The description above is the entry in the UNESCO listing. There are only 28 sites listed for Great Britain - these include the likes of Stonehenge, Neolithic Orkney, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral and demonstrate the importance in our collective British Heritage
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for more sunset views along the Snowdonia Coast