Day 137: Caernarfon to Bangor – Octagon & Strait

Gwynedd, Wales

Caernarfon Castle, started in 1283, Gwynedd.

Window seat, Caernarfon castle, Gwynedd.

Group selfie inside an octagonal tower of Caernarfon castle, Gwynedd.

Caernarfon castle towers, Gwynedd.

Window alcove, Caernarfon castle, Gwynedd.

Caernarfon Castle walls with banded stonework, Gwynedd.

Workshop, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd.

Lines, Port Dinorwic, Gwynedd.

Bow, Port Dinorwic, Gwynedd.

Memorial to Nelson on the banks of the Menai Strait, Gwynedd.

Britannia Bridge. Following a fire in 1970 it was rebuilt as a steel truss arch bridge, Gwynedd.

Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage, Port Dinorwic, Gwynedd.

Britannia Bridge, Gwynedd.

A section of the original wrought-iron tubular Britannia Bridge designed by Robert Stephenson in 1846, Gwynedd.

Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, Gwynedd.

Last light, Bangor Pier, Gwynedd.

Last light, Bangor Pier, Gwynedd.

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15 thoughts on “Day 137: Caernarfon to Bangor – Octagon & Strait”

  1. I have been enjoying this throughout. Great project. You are getting close to my childhood haunts on the North Wales coast so I am looking forward to your take on them. But perhaps even more to my favourite bits of coastline in Scotland.

    • Thanks very much. North Wales’ coast towns can generate strong and sometimes negative opinions that I found not to be the case. I put it down to many changes in the last decade and the fact some people enjoy putting down places they have never visited!

  2. Ustome says:

    Gorgeous! You’ve reached ‘my Wales’. I’ve been looking forward to this and I’m not disappointed. Love seeing some if my favourite places through your lens. Can’t wait til you reach Conwy – my favourite castle.

    • Thanks, I spent a lot of time in Conwy as it’s so special – hopefully you will not be disappointed!

  3. Robin says:

    Hi Quintin,
    The title on the last picture is the same as on an earlier one. I think that you were on Bangor Pier there.
    I have really enjoyed, and found it inspiring, following your trip so far. Looking forward to Anglesey.

    • Thanks for spotting the typo. It is indeed Bangor Pier, now corrected. I’m not including islands on my journey as there are hundreds around Britain so Anglesey will have to wait till another day.

  4. Good Morning Quinton

    My Faves are Group Selfie, Lines and last Light makes me want to jump in the car and drive up to Bangor just to sit there.


Whether you have comments on the photos, some knowledge or a personal story on this area you’d like to share, or you’ve spotted a typo or error, I’d love to hear your thoughts.