Major sights in North Wales

Major sights in North Wales, which we visited for three days in August. We passed through amazing landscapes, mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Beautiful villages, pastures with sheep and cows. The immense beauty of Snowdonia National Park. The first day of our trip went like this.

Conwy Castle was built between 1282 and 1289 by the architect James of St. George, by order of Edward I. Castell Conwy is built on a rock massif for better visibility. The fortress is divided into an outer and inner courtyard and is defended by four high towers, eight lower and more massive towers and two barbican. The town of Conwy is surrounded by fortress walls. They are the best preserved so far in all of Europe. The fortress city was created in a strategic place on the banks of the Conwy River to prevent invasion by sea.

View from a tower to the river and the harbor. The medieval walls of Conwy are 1.70 m thick and 9 m high. The towers on the wall are 22 in number and stand at regular intervals of 46 m. They are 1.2 km long. They travel all over the city and that is why it is known as a fortress city. The reason we went to Wales was this extreme cable car. It is the longest and fastest 1555m. You passed it in 10 seconds. It develops a speed of up to 120 km / h. Zip World Penrhyn Quarry - this is the center of North Wales. This is the station in Llanberis, for the train to Mount Snowdon. But the wind was very strong we gave up this option.

The first day it was canceled due to bad weather, strong wind and rain. But on the second day we managed to enjoy the amazing views. Snowdon Peak is the third highest in the United Kingdom at 3,560 feet. Bookmark and Share

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Each train consists of a single wagon, pushed, not pulled by the locomotive. The trip is about an hour in both directions and has half an hour at the walking station. It was a very fun adventure. The train climbs about 700 feet from the top. You can continue up to it on foot and then return with the other.

I present to you a beautiful view from the high mountain lake Llyn Padarn. The third england castles we visited was Caernarfon Castle. It was also designed by architect James of St. George. A castle, fortress walls and a quay were built. We did not forget to see the lighthouse Penmon Point, not far from Beaumaris. The opposite island is Puffin. It was low tide and I could almost reach the lighthouse. Llangollen is a canal that leads to the largest aqueduct in Wales. The boats pass over it.

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall - a waterfall with a view from above. It is also known as Llanberis. It is about 30 m high and has two falls. Ceunant Mawr Waterfall. The couple stood in the rain for a long time. Colorful houses in Llanberis. Isle of Anglesey and the Menai Bridge. The Menai Strait. 24 km long. It divides mainland Wales with the island of Anglesey. It has access to the Irish Sea. Opposite the photo is the island of Anglesey. Bridge of Britain. 200 meters from Menai Bridge. It is a railway. The train passes below, and above is for cars.

It was built on 5.03. 1850 Designed by Robert Stevenson. In 1970 it was renovated and made more stable. The Menai Bridge was designed by Thomas Telford in 1811. Construction began in 1819. On January 30, 1826, it was put into operation. It was then the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. The whole is 417 m long, and the hanging part is 176 m and 30 m above the water. Beautiful houses with beautiful gardens, and opposite - a beautiful view of the Menai Strait and the island of Anglesey. Yacht club.

Behind it is the Beaumaris pier built by Frederick Foster. It was originally smaller, but in 1872 it was extended to 170 m. Castle Beaumaris is located in the town of Beaumaris, Anglesey. It was built as part of King Edward I's campaign to conquer North Wales. Translated it means beautiful swamp. Designed by James of St. George. Due to lack of funds, it was never completed in its entirety. It is surrounded by an artificial lake. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales.

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