Dolbadarn Castle

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Llanberis, Wales

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A Welsh 'Welsh' Castle Nov 20, 2010
Some may not agree with my rating - because as castles go, Dolbadarn is pretty simple and comes nowhere near the quality of Caernarfon, Conway and Beaumaris. Yet for me the title shows why Dolbadarn is just as interesting.

'Welsh' here means 'in Wales', so that the three named above are English 'Welsh' castles, built as part of a ring by Edward I in his campaign against Wales, whereas Dolbadarn was built by the Welsh for resistance to the English, all in the 13th century. Welsh 'Welsh' castles are not rare but some, such as Dolwyddelan, were modified and used by the English to ensure continued subjection of the Welsh.

What's that to me, being English? I am a sort of (very poor) amateur historian so I take as much interest in buildings and artefacts used against us as those used by us.
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