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Conwy Castle, Wales, is one of the most prominent fortresses built by Edward I in the 13th century. It is one of the key castles of the king's "iron ring" of fortresses constructed in Wales. The stronghold was quite an expensive undertaking - it is estimated that Edward spent £15,000 (£162 million in 2009) on the construction, which makes it the most costly castle in the Welsh history. Today Conwy is declared a World Heritage Site.

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Visiting Portmeirion: The Italian style Village in North Wales

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The Welsh flag was granted official status in 1959, but the red dragon itself has been associated with Wales for centuries.

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Snowdonia - North Wales Remembering the freezing day climbing up the hills on my converse! The breathtaking view was totally worth it.

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In the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused to pay homage to Edward I, King of England citing political hostilities. This prompted the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle, one of the largest and most imposing fortifications built by the English in order to control Wales

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(PHOTO: Visit Wales) Britain's most picturesque villages Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales Snowdonia's most beautiful village Beddgelert is surrounded by epic scenery and located close to the delightful Glaslyn Gorge. The small unspoilt village boasts stone-built houses, inns and hotels with two rivers, the Glaslyn and the Colwyn, meeting at a bridge in the centre. Visit the Sygun Copper Mine to explore its winding tunnels and colourful chambers, and stop at St Mary's Church...

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To be born Welsh... (I wasn't, but some of my ancestors were. Visiting Wales is on my bucket list.)

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