Sunday 25th March 2018
We left Barmouth at 11.30 am and drove the short distance along the coast to Harlech. Here we parked up and made a visit to Harlech Castle.
The castle has had a long and varied history and now is a World Heritage site. It was built on instructions of Edward 1st during his invasion of Wales, taking only 6 years to construct between 1282 and 1289. It fell to Owain Glyndwr in 1404 and then recaptured by English forces in 1409. It changed hands between the Lancastrians and the Yorkist troops during the War of the Roses in 1642. Later it was held by Royalist Forces until it fell to the Parliamentary Army in 1647.
Whilst we were there it was being used as the finishing post for a triathlon taking place in the area, one has to admire the fitness of the participants.We had a quick snack in Harlech before saying our fare wells to Alison and Peter before driving the short distance to our current location.
This site is very picturesque, well laid out and maintained but a little somewhat isolated from other places, it does however have a good modern pub within 100m of the entrance to the site. We had a voucher for a free nights stay so a no brainier for us.