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Whistlestop castle

On my way to Bangor via Caernarfon to see the famous castle. I didn't have time to play inside, but it's huge: this is just an end view. It's also in lovely condition, on account of having been restored somewhat from its dilapidated state of the 18th century. On the left is the Queen's Gate and to the right, the North-East Tower.

 

Most of the castle dates from about 1285 – it's now 730 years old. By contrast, at the same time the sandstone cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde in Colorado were only just being vacated.

 

Bicycle content: Exped waterproof covers for my panniers finally in place – and it had stopped raining now that I was on the coast again.

 

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Taken on July 27, 2015