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Penrhyn Castle is a country house in North Wales, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a tower house. Samuel Wyatt reconstructed the property in the 1780s.

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Pier Bangor Snow on mountains in distance Menai Strait Photo © Crown copyright (2012) Visit Wales | North Wales

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Gwenllian Princess of Wales~ Gwenllian was only a few months old when her father, Llywelyn the Last, was killed near Irfon Bridge on 11 December 1282. Her mother, Llywelyn's cousin, Eleanor de Montfort, died while giving birth to her in the palace of Pen-y-Bryn, in Abergwyngregyn near Bangor, Gwynedd on 12 June 1282.

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Caernarvon is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in Wales. It's defensive capabilities were not as overt or as powerful as those of Edward I's other castles such as Harlech and Beaumaris (which indicate the pinnacle of castle building and defenses in Britain), but Caernarvon was instead intended as a seat of power - and as a symbol of English dominance over the subdued Welsh.

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Giant's Causeway by Yongjia Peng via The Royal Photographic Society

Ocean's Crashing embrace..the lighthouse unmoved and statuesque as a flock of seabirds train by~ ~*~moonmistgirl~*~

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