ARCHITECT, Welsh
(active 1280s in Wales)

Castle

1282-89
Photo
Harlech, Gwynedd

Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a medieval fortification, constructed atop a spur of rock close to the Irish Sea. It was built by Edward I during his invasion of Wales between 1282 and 1289. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars.

This castle is one of the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe.




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