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