Conwy Castle Guidebook World Heritage Site
Conwy Castle Guidebook World Heritage Site
The battlemented silhouette of Conwy Castle, set against the mountains of Snowdonia, is as impressive today as it was over 700 years ago, when construction was all but finished in 1287. Equally magnificent are the medieval town walls, which surround the borough established in its shadow. Town and castle are all the more remarkable for having been conceived and built as a single entity in little more than four years.
Conwy was one of a series of castles established in north Wales by King Edward I to secure the newly won principality following the death of the Welsh prince, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, in 1282. Begun in 1283, the castle was constructed under the skilful direction of the king’s master mason, James of St George, and was perfectly adapted to the restricted space of the rocky outcrop on which it stands.
In 1986 Conwy — together with Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Harlech — was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a historic site of outstanding universal value.
Product Code: CPG00021
Published 2015 / 64 pages / ISBN 978-1-85760-259-3
Size 210mm (w) x 255mm (h) English language
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