and Activities in Harlech
Harlech Castle is one of the great castles Edward I built to enforce his rule
over the Welsh. Situated high upon a rocky outcrop, its seaward side was defended
by sheer cliffs, while a deep moat protected the other sides. It was designed
by Master James of St George, who personally supervised its construction, ensuring
that the vast fortress was completed in just seven years (1283-1290).
Clough Williams-Ellis built Portmeirion from 1925 to 1975 on his own
private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. He wanted to show that
development of a naturally
beautiful site need not lead to its defilement'. His lifelong concern was
with Architecture, Landscape Design, the protection of Rural Wales and Conservation
generally, and he strove at Portmeirion to give his ideas physical expression.
He fought for Beauty - "that strange necessity". Portmeirion is
owned by a Registered Charity called The Second Portmeirion Foundation.
|The famous Ffestiniog Railway transports passengers under steam power through the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia National Park, between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Dating back to 1832 when it was originally built as a narrow-gauge gravity railway to carry slate, the Ffestiniog Railway was officially closed down in 1946, only to be re-opened in 1955 under the dedicated organisation of enthusiasts, who continue to keep this charming little piece of history running today. A great way for the whole family to take in the fabulous scenery of Snowdonia, the ffestiniog Railway also has a programme of special events running throughout the year.
are many other things to see and do around Harlech,
Festinion Mountain Railway, Golf courses and beautiful
beaches for you to enjoy.