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Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1272–1307
Date of Inscription: 1986
Location: Europe, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, North Wales, Gwynedd
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Description: The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech, which was principally designed by the supreme military engineer of the time, James of St George, and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are positioned in the past principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. These exceptionally well-preserved monuments stand as an illustration of the colonization and defense works accomplished during the reign of Edward I (1272–1307) and exemplifies the period’s military architecture. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd refers to a UNESCO-designated site of patrimony located in the Welsh area of Gwynedd. In 1986, four castles related to the reign of King Edward I were proclaimed collectively as a World Heritage Site, as outstanding examples of fortifications and military architecture built in the 13th century. Sites designated were: Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey; Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon; Conwy Castle, Conwy; Harlech Castle, Harlech. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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