Thursday, July 18, 2013

Philatelic Photograph: Caernarfon Castle - Caernarfon, Wales

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon, Wales, UK
Topic: Philatelic Photographs

GPS: N53° 08.379; W004° 16.609

Quick Description: 

Caernarfon Castle was the site of the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.

Long Description:

Caernarfon Castle is the most famous of castle in Wales. It is located at the mouth of the Seiont River. Construction was started in 1283, under Edward I, as a military stronghold, a seat of government, and a royal palace. It was designed to resemble the walls of Constantinople. The characteristic features of this castle are the polygon towers, banded masonry and large battlements.

Caernarfon Castle is listed as a World Heritage inscribed site.

The stamp was issued by Great Britain (United Kingdom) in 1988 as part of a series of four stamps featuring photographs of castles taken by Prince Andrew.

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