BRITAIN’s photos of the week: iconic north Wales

Llandudno and the Great Orme
View from the top of the limestone headland ridge The Great Orme, to the historic seaside town of Llandudno. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel

With St David’s Day nearly upon us, we take a photographic tour through north Wales, courtesy of Visit Britain, and quickly discover it’s even more beautiful than we remembered.

Conwy Castle, north Wales
Conwy Castle is a medieval fortification in north Wales, built by Edward I. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Bel

Tomorrow marks the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales, so in celebration we have picked out some of our favourite photos of north Wales, which include several castles built on the instruction of Edward I, the natural wonders of Snowdonia, and classic constructions, such as the pier at Llandudno.

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey was also built by Edward I in his bid to conquer north Wales. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Caernarfon's Victoria Dock in Gwynedd
Caernarfon’s Victoria Dock in Gwynedd. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, north Wales
Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, north Wales, is another Edward I fortification. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Bel
Bala Lake and the Aran Hills, Snowdonia
Bala Lake and the Aran Hills, Snowdonia. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Woodland around Bala Lake, Llyn Tegid, in the Snowdonia National Park.
Woodland around Bala Lake, Llyn Tegid, in the Snowdonia National Park. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
The Bala Lake Railway, north Wales
The Bala Lake Railway, north Wales. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
The terracotta facade of the Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno
The terracotta facade of the Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Llandudno Pier, north Wales
The Edwardian Llandudno Pier is home to a concert hall and amusements. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Bel
Llandudno and the Great Orme
View from the top of the limestone headland ridge The Great Orme, towards the seaside town of Llandudno. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
The Conwy Valley, north Wales
The Conwy Valley, north Wales. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Llanrwst Modern Eisteddfod Stone Circle, north Wales
Llanrwst Modern Eisteddfod Stone Circle, built in 1951, is a series of standing stones. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel
Gwydir Castle, Llanwrst, Conwy, north Wales
Gwydir Castle in the Conwy Valley is a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house. ©VisitBritain/ Lee Beel

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