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Castles of Snowdonia

Castles built by warring princes during the 13th Century include Castell y Bere (near Abergynolwyn), Castell Dolwyddelan and Castell Dolbadarn (Llanberis). They were taken into Norman hands when Edward I began his determined conquest of Wales during the closing years of the century.

Harlech Castle, built in the 13th Century, is perhaps the most spectacularly situated of all King Edward's castles. His mighty fortresses at Harlech, Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris (Anglesey) were all built to subdue the newly conquered lands of North Wales.

To view details of each castle, click on one of the symbols on the map below.

Dolwyddelan Castle (Cadw, Welsh Assembly Government, Crown Copyright)x
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