Caernarfon

  Leaving Castleton on our way to Caernarfon, we paused in Chester where this elaborate clock celebrates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
  A more impressive, and older, piece of engineering is Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee. It was completed in 1805.
   
   
   
  The Horseshoe Falls, just the other side of Llangollen, regulate the water level in the canal.
  The ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, in a lonely Welsh valley.
   
   
   
  The town of Caernarfon, sheltered by its castle.
  Caernarfon Castle was built to impress, and still succeeds.
   
   
   
  Beaumaris Castle, on the Isle of Anglesey, has an attractive moat.
   
   
  Beaumaris Castle was made defensible, but was never actually completed.
  Conwy Castle completes the trio of castles built in this small area by King Edward I.
   

 

The Conwy Estuary, seen from the castle.
  The Conwy Suspension Bridge, seen from the castle. This bridge was also built by Thomas Telford as part of his improvements to the road to Holyhead. It was completed inn 1826.

From Caernarfon, we went south generally along the Welsh coast, to Fishguard.

 

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