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Conwy Harbour,river Conwy panorama,North Wales, UK,Conwy castle, historic bridge, harbour,boats,town and mountain backdrop

Conwy Harbour,river Conwy panorama,North Wales, UK,Conwy castle, historic bridge, harbour,boats,town and mountain backdrop Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2DD8H4K

File size:

107.6 MB (4.2 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

9414 x 3996 px | 79.7 x 33.8 cm | 31.4 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

29 August 2020

Location:

Rose Hill St, Conwy,Wales, UK, LL32 8AY

More information:

Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a fortification in Conwy, located in North Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around £15,000, a huge sum for the period. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars. It withstood the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn in the winter of 1294–95, acted as a temporary haven for Richard II in 1399 and was held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glyndŵr in 1401. Following the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, the castle was held by forces loyal to Charles I, holding out until 1646 when it surrendered to the Parliamentary armies. In the aftermath, the castle was partially slighted by Parliament to prevent it being used in any further revolt, and was finally completely ruined in 1665 when its remaining iron and lead was stripped and sold off. Conwy Castle became an attractive destination for painters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitor numbers grew and initial restoration work was carried out in the second half of the 19th century. In the 21st century, the ruined castle is managed by Cadw as a UNESCO world heritage site tourist attraction.

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