Here Be Dragons


Published first on my travel blog. Enjoy!


“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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About Noddfacrafts

I live in a small cottage in the Clwydian hills of North Wales. I left a career in Radiology management to pursue a country life of crafts, vintiquing, and wine tasting. I adore to travel but love to come home. I have a great husband and three fantastic children with three gorgeous grand children. Life is good but I believe it is also what you make it. My current mantra is "adventure before dementia"

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