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Here Be Dragons

June 7, 2016

“Here be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a supposed medieval practice of putting dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps.

Here we are in “unexplored territories” of Wales taking a look at a couple of the many medieval castles. I enjoy this particular era and Welsh Medieval history is full of battles, stories and supposed dragons. I enjoy all history, in fact the older I get the more I enjoy it!

imageimageHarlech Castle which was built by Edward 1st of England ( to keep the Welsh under control) between 1282 and 1289 at the enormous cost of £8190 The views from Harlech Castle are awesome with much of Snowdonia Mountain range visible on a good day.

Today I am in Criccieth along the Welsh coast from Harlech. Here is another castle built on the coast using the sea as a defence barrier. A misty, warm day.

image.jpegCriccieth Castle was built by Wales’ very own Llewelyn the Great. The castle was captured by the English forces of Edward 1st in the late 13th century.

imageimage.jpegMaybe more dragons tomorrow!


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  1. Reblogged this on Noddfacrafts and commented:

    Published first on my travel blog. Enjoy!

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