NAFOW Calgary 2016

NAFOW Calgary 2016

May 7th: Menai Bridge to Caernarvon Castle – about 10 miles. THE CASTLE/PALACE THAT WAS NEVER REALLY FINISHED…

[For logistical reasons we decided to walk to Caernarvon today, visit the castle, and begin our walk around Anglesey tomorrow]
The day was overcast with a strong wind from the south-west and occasional rain. It didn’t spoil the day. The walk took us through lanes along the Menai Strait past both bridges, through woodland and past a mausoleum that once belonged to the Vaynol estate. We passed through Y Felinheli, and noticed the ruins of once fairly palatial homes and gardens and the ruins of a large factory simply marked on the map as ‘Works’. We toured the castle, one of seventeen built by Edward 1st [this one at the cost of 80,000 pounds – a enormous amount in those days] and enjoyed the caption which stated that the king ‘felt compelled to go to such enormous lengths [is] testimony to the tenacious resistance he encountered…’

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2 Comments to May 7th: Menai Bridge to Caernarvon Castle – about 10 miles. THE CASTLE/PALACE THAT WAS NEVER REALLY FINISHED…

  1. Anne Coppinger says:

    Another really magnificent castle. I remember helping Connor ( who has always loved the Medieval period and anything to do with knights) make a model of this using cans, cardboard and paper mâché. It took ages!
    You can see why I love the bluebell woods. That fresh, almost luminous green of the trees and that enigmatic fragrance. Jo Malone, a London perfumer, makes a bluebell fragrance, but it’s too strong and very expensive. I think it’s only meant to be experienced in woods like these. Love.

  2. Alun Davies says:

    What beautiful flowers

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