Day 130: Harlech to Criccieth – Glyndŵr & Portmeirion

Gwynedd, Wales

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, built by Edward I in 1289 during his invasion of Wales, falling to Owain Glyndŵr in 1404 until being recaptured by English forces in 1409.

Stone cannon balls dating from the English siege of Harlech castle in 1409, Gwynedd.

Gatehouse, Harlech Castle, Gwynedd.

Harlech Castle, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

House on a hill, Harlech, Gwynedd.

Harlech Castle from the South-East, Gwynedd.

Graveyard, Harlech, Gwynedd.

Portmeirion village. Designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, Gwynedd.

Rising tide, Traeth Bach & Porthmadog, Gwynedd.

Portmeirion and Traeth Bach, Gwynedd.

Arch, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Battery Square, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Mural, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Cottages, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Cherub in the rock, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Doorway, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Hercules Hall, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Petrol Pump figurehead, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

Camp opposite Portmeirion, Gwynedd.

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12 thoughts on “Day 130: Harlech to Criccieth – Glyndŵr & Portmeirion”

  1. Michael Jane says:

    Hi Quintin
    The stretch from Harlech onwards looks truly stunning- brilliant set of photographs. Tony and I still walking the SW Coast Path. I really enjoy following your progress.
    Best wishes

    • It’s really special – even walking feels too fast as there’s so much to see! Hope all goes well on the SWCP

  2. Such a quaint, cute and colorful little village! Looks like this hike is taking you to unexpected places. Keep having fun! The pictures are absolute gems, as always!

  3. Will says:

    Must be the first time I have read about Portmeirion and no mention of what was filmed there – which is at it should be as it stands wonderfully on its own merit.
    Be seeing you.

    • Glad you agree, cult classic though I’m sure the Prisoner may be, it’s one of a kind architecturally

  4. Love, love, love these! You’re getting closer to the parts of Wales I love. Can’t wait!

    • Oh good! It’s a powerful thing when one has memories associated with a particular part of the coast

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