Daily Archives: June 7, 2016

Here Be Dragons

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Published first on my travel blog. Enjoy!

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“Here be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a supposed medieval practice of putting dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps.

Here we are in “unexplored territories” of Wales taking a look at a couple of the many medieval castles. I enjoy this particular era and Welsh Medieval history is full of battles, stories and supposed dragons. I enjoy all history, in fact the older I get the more I enjoy it!

imageimageHarlech Castle which was built by Edward 1st of England ( to keep the Welsh under control) between 1282 and 1289 at the enormous cost of £8190 The views from Harlech Castle are awesome with much of Snowdonia Mountain range visible on a good day.

Today I am in Criccieth along the Welsh coast from Harlech. Here is another castle built on the coast using the sea as a defence…

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