Saturday, 24 August 2013

Town Walls of Conwy

The town walls of Conwy were built at the same time as the Conwy Castle between 1283 and 1289 AD. Together with the castle, the walls of the town are considered one of the best defenses in Europe.

The Conwy Wall & Tower

One can walk on the wall and can get on and off at various places. The walls and the castle gives us a feeling of how a medieval town used to look like in those days!

View of the Wall from the Conwy Castle

The English conquerors used to live inside the walls and the Welsh people outside these walls. The Walls were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

View from one of the higher towers of the wall

The wall consist of 21 towers. The towers rise upto 15 meters and each section of the wall has independent detachable stairs so that the section can be isolated in case of attack.

View of the Conwy Town from the Wall

The highest point of the wall gives an amazing view of the whole of the Conwy town along with the castle, surrounding walls of the town, the clock tower, the Conwy river and the hills in the background.

The Wall, Conwy Town and the Conwy Castle

Though miniscule in length, width and size compared to the Great Wall of China it still is one of the important defensive features of the medieval Europe.

Also Read: Conwy Castle

2 comments:

vivek gupta said...

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