Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle – World heritage site

Conwy Castle one of the defender in Conwy which is situated in North Wales. Conwy Castle was built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 at the time period of capturing of Wales. Conwy Castle was built as a portion of his huge project to build the walled town of Conwy.

Conwy Castle was a salient part in battles

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was a salient part in battles

In the next centuries, the Conwy Castle was a shelter for several forces that are loyal to owain Glyndwr in 1401. In 1294-95, during the winter seasons Conway Castle was a protector for Madog Ap Llywelyn. It was a harbour for Richard 2 during 1399. Until 1646 till the castle surrendering to the parliamentary armies, the castle was under the forces that are loyal to Charles 1.

Present condition of the Conwy Castle.

Conwy Castle didn’t use for any revolt after getting the power by parliamentary armies. When passing time it was completely ruined in 1665. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries Conwy Castle was a nice place to the painters. The cadw managed the ruined castle as a tourist attraction place in the 21st century. In present Conwy Castle is under the classification of World heritage site and also it is considers as a “one of the finest example of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe” by UNESCO.

Conwy Castle

Architecture of the castle

The main architecture of the Conwy castle was mason James of st George, and was managed by Sir John Bovillars. The castle was built on a coastal area which is full of rocks, grey sandstone and limestone for the construction of the castle largely stones were taken from the ridge itself. Not enough stones were taken from the Chester Wirral and Creuduyn peninsula to build such as windows. However, these sandstones were more beautiful and colourful and was a good looking. Conwy Castle shows some similarities with county of savoy in architecture which was built in same period.

Structure of the castle

Conwy Castle was built in rectangular structure near to the river Conwy. It consists of eight big towers and two barbicans and a huge gate that make path towards the river.

Conwy Castle

Abandoned Bannerman Castle

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