Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1986
Size of heritage: 6.00 ha
The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech (largely the work of the greatest military engineer of the time, James of St George) and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. These extremely well-preserved monuments are examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of Edward I (1272–1307) and the military architecture of the time.
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Hotels and places to stay
Medium airport - 31 mi (50 km) Anglesey Airport
Medium airport - 34 mi (56 km) Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Large airport - 39 mi (62 km) Blackpool International Airport
Medium airport - 52 mi (84 km) Manchester Airport
Large airport - 62 mi (100 km) Barrow Walney Island Airport
Medium airport - 71 mi (115 km) Isle of Man Airport
Medium airport - 75 mi (121 km) Birmingham International Airport
Large airport - 95 mi (154 km) Swansea Airport
Medium airport - 107 mi (173 km) Cardiff International Airport
Large airport - 121 mi (196 km) Bristol International Airport
Large airport - 129 mi (207 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Betws yn Rhos
- Capel Garmon
- Colwyn Bay
- Llandudno Junction
- Llanfair Talhaiarn
- Llansantffraid Glan Conwy
- Old Colwyn
- Pentre Du
- Ty Mawr
- Ysbyty Ifan