July 20, 2013

Caernarfon Castle ...

Hi Everybody,

Caernarfon Castle is another ancient one that was built by the English King Edward as part of the defenses along the coast of Wales.

It is quite a big castle and one of the things it is famous for is as the backdrop to the Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales.

This is a title that is given to the eldest son of the reigning heir and the last one before Charles was his Uncle David.

He became King Edward  and of course he abdicated for Wallis Simpson ... and so we had King George instead.


The platform in the centre of the photo is Welsh Slate and is bigger than it looks and this is where the very grand ceremony was held by the Queen.

You can walk around the battlements and visit some of the museums that are inside the castle ... but I tell you those stone spiral staircases are so steep and narrow they play havoc with your knees.

We looked around the town and had some lunch in a quaint little Bistro ... but couldn't find a craft shop !

Then after an interesting day, that we crammed as full as we could,  we headed back to the cottage and prepared for another day.

As our holiday is now coming to an end I am adding in an extra post of the last few trips we have made ... and hopefully not bore you too much

2 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous castle!! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!! Have fun and safe travels :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Haven't been bored at all, Christine. Went on holiday to this area a few years ago so it was nice to relive happy memories

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