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Perched on top of a rock, Harlech Castle towers over the North Wales countryside. One of the country’s most impressive medieval castles, it was built by Edward I in the 13th century during his invasion of Wales. It was heavily fortified with two rings of walls and towers and constructed at the top of an almost vertical cliff with the sea below, so there was no chance of anyone sneaking up on you. But that didn’t stop Owain Glyndwr capturing it for the Welsh in 1404 – and the English capturing it back five years later.

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