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Post 1

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we went to:

penryn - 19c fake but lovely and worth a visit
conwy - ruined and fantastic on the north coast. they put on some great costume plays in the summer.
caernarvon - where the prince of wales was invested i believe. very nice too.

dont know directions i'm afraid but they must all be bational trust of english heritage (the welsh versions which i cant spell, something like cymru .......) or we wouldnt have gone

FABT


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Post 2

FABT - new venture A815654 Angel spoiler page

or was it cadwr?

anyone speak welsh?

FABT


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Post 3

Lady of the Lake {A friend to all, a lover of none}

Hey FABT,

From someone who grew up in Wales and doesn't speak much of the language Cymru = Wales.

The castles you mention all had something to do with Owain Glyndwr a very important person in Wales' history and they are very spectacular, another great one if you ever visit North Wales again is Harlech Castle, it's a ruin situated on the coast over looking the sea with some fantastic views from the top of it's walls, in the summer they usually have a harpist in what would have been the great hall and the sound is fantastic. If you ever get to Powys, Mid Wales, Powys Castle, which is on the A483 just outside a town called Welshpool is in it's entire splendour and is complete with deer herds and fantastic gardens and is well worth a visit.


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Post 4

Lady of the Lake {A friend to all, a lover of none}

Hey FABT,

From someone who grew up in Wales and doesn't speak much of the language Cymru = Wales.

The castles you mention all had something to do with Owain Glyndwr a very important person in Wales' history and they are very spectacular, another great one if you ever visit North Wales again is Harlech Castle, it's a ruin situated on the coast over looking the sea with some fantastic views from the top of it's walls, in the summer they usually have a harpist in what would have been the great hall and the sound is fantastic. If you ever get to Powys, Mid Wales, Powys Castle, which is on the A483 just outside a town called Welshpool is in it's entire splendour and is complete with deer herds and fantastic gardens and is well worth a visit.


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Post 5

Lady of the Lake {A friend to all, a lover of none}

Oops, hate it when it does that smiley - blush


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Post 6

FABT - new venture A815654 Angel spoiler page

yeah I went to harlech too, just forgot to mention it.

ooooops.

well, it was a few years ago.

FABT


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Post 7

SallyM

As a child I'm sure i got dressed up in penrhyn (can't spell in english nevermind welsh) castle. I was about 10 and we had a tour of the castle and then got dressed up as victorian children and had a school lesson and did some ironing. Don't know if they still do the school trip.

SallyM smiley - smiley


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Post 8

Researcher 189192

The organization responsible for the care of these historic castles and other historic sites in Wales is CADW(pronounced KADOO) which means "to keep."
If you enter "The Castles of Wales" in your browser or a good search engine, it will take you to a superb website, giving beautiful pictures of scores of castles complete with individual historical accounts of each castle. I have yet to see a comparable website to this one anywhere on the World Wide Web. Enjoy!
Gwilym Evans


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