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CONWY CASTLE – CASTELL CONWY

The beautiful (cycling) weather and some choice stress for the best photos from Wales led to some delay of this presence.

Conwy Castle has undoubtedly been a magnificent castle in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, but centuries of mismanagement and demolition of useful building materials have demolished the castle to the ruins it is today.
Conwy Castle fell into disrepair for the 2nd time by the early 17th century
Apparently there are people who find this state of the castle attractive because already by the end of the 18th century, the ruins were considered picturesque and sublime, attracting visitors and artists.
To improve accessibility, several bridges were built across the River Conwy linking the town and Llandudno, including a road bridge in 1826 and a rail bridge in 1848.
In the 21st century, the castle is managed by Cadw as a tourist attraction and in 2010 186,897 tourists visited the castle; a new visitor center was opened in 2012.

Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service.
(Cadw is a Welsh word meaning "to keep" or "to protect". And that's exactly what they do. They are working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.)

■ Picture 1: ◄ FROM THE TOP OF THE CASTLE ► https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/15099/te856-1.jpg
■ Picture 2: ◄ ONE VISITOR ► https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/15099/te856-2.jpg
■ Picture 3: ◄ TWO VISITORS ► https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/15099/te856-3.jpg

Website Conwy Castle - https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/conwy-castle?lang=en

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