Saturday, 25 June 2016

Picture This #358 ~ Castles, Palaces Or Manors

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. A great theme that we haven't done for quite some time!!  Here in Wales we have a rich history of castles. Back in 2009 I spent much of that summer travelling to many of Wales' most famous castles and photographing them. All my shots are from that year. 

1) The dramatic entrance to the ruined Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire. This one is fairly close to where I live, about 5 miles away. It was built around 1362.
Dramatic Entrance

2) Caernarfon Castle, in North Wales, is probably the most famous Welsh castle. It was built around 1283. In more recent times it was the venue of the investiture of Charles as Prince Of Wales. 
Caernarfon Castle 2

3) Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire. Another castle that is fairly local to me, about 8 miles from where I live. Originally built in the late 13th century, it has been remodelled several times over the centuries and now resembles more a fortified manor than a castle.
Picton Castle 5

4) Dolbadarn Castle is in North Wales, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. It was built around 1230.
Dolbadarn Castle 1


  1. WOW love all your spectacular castles around you great photography Mitch

  2. Hi, Mitch, wow how I envy you your castles. We don't have them here. Love the blue sky and stark rocks of your first picture. Caernarfon Castle looks massive and certainly regal. The lighting makes the picture of Picton Castle and my favorite is the old castle in North Wales. It looks brooding and mysterious, and could come from a set for "Game of Thrones".

  3. Hi Mitch! Four fabulous shots of very beautiful castles. They are very different from what we see either in Spain or in Portugal.