First one up was Conwy Castle, it was dry when we arrived but would start sprinkling rain by the end of the touring.
On the overpass ramp built over the rail lines that lead past the castle
Yours truly next to an artwork of a bored castle guard
Martha found the 12 "loos" built into one of the castle walls
The were put there by the King to provide his workmen the facilities.
Good use of multimedia and displays at Caernarfon Castle
Yep, more towers to climb up...
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Entrance
(Very nicely done, this museum)
Note: Welch is the old way of naming the natives of Wales, it's now Welsh
A chess set used to depict the history of the era of King Edwards
Model of Caernarfon Castle, Conwy was very similar to this
castle by the way.
A view from one of the towers on the end
Cool stained glass window I stumbled upon
while wandering about the castle
Next we spent a good hour driving on narrow Welsh roads (so happy we swapped out the car yesterday....) and we made it to our last castle, Harlech Castle. It was pretty much raining pretty well when we got there and we had the place basically to ourselves. Harlech castle is pretty much just ruins by the way, and I only went up one tower.
I chose Harlech to see the castle which is home to the regiment that inspired the song "Men of Harlech".
View from inside the main area of the castle
The interior of the castle was basically open to the elements.
It was windy and cold up on the tower....didn't stay up there long
Model of Harlech Castle, it had a great position on the hill, eh?
Parting view of Harlech Castle as we departed for Aberytwysth where we'd spend the night.
More narrow roads in pouring rain, slowed our progress of course but still stayed at the speed limit for the most part thanks to the small size of our rental car. Lots of big puddles on the side of the road causing minor hydro-planing for us but no big deal otherwise.
We found a nice hotel, Harry's Bar and Bistro and got a really nice room for less money than we paid for the mediocre room at the Holiday Inn last night.
All in all, a win of a day!