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Caernafon Castle
Caernafon Castle
Richard Outram

Beaumaris Castle, Harlech Castle and the fortresses of Caernarfon Castle and Conwy Castle are World Heritage Sites in Gwynedd, North Wales. They were built during the reign of King Edward I (1272-1307). They are just four of the many castles that Edward I built or rebuilt in Wales during his reign. The others include Aberystwyth, Beaumaris, Builth, Flint, Rhuddlan, Ruthin, Castell y Bere, Criccieth, Dolwyddelan and Hope.

The construction of Edward's castles is attributed to James of St George (1230-1309), an architect from Savoy. He designed Conwy, Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris

Conwy Castle
Conwy Castle
David Benbennick

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee held at Headquarters in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 53 8 23 W 4 16 37 Gwynedd, North Wales.
Inscription Year: 1986
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV

Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle
Pam Brophy

Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle

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