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SquatAngry t1_jbnehcx wrote

Just want to point out it's not Conway but Conwy.


ctyates OP t1_jbnk9vo wrote

I have mentioned this to the writer (my partner) he will correct it.

Edit. The article has been updated but can't seem to update the title of this post


SquatAngry t1_jbnnb4v wrote

Thanks for doing that :)

It's a nicely written article, enjoyed reading it.

At the risk of sounding like a Pedant, do you know why the names Conwy and Conway exist?


ReelBigMidget t1_jbpfd2f wrote

They are both Anglicised version of the old Welsh name for the river, Cynwy. Conway was dropped for the more Welsh-looking Conwy.


grambell789 t1_jbo0fz1 wrote

I've been working on a map of western architecture for a while. I've noticed strange names for many of the places and wondered about it, then realized much of it started before the birth of nations, provinces and all that government stuff so they had to make place names unique so there wasn't confusion over places named the same things. or thats the theory I'm going with for now. also there are starting up a couple yt channels where they explore castles with drones which is a great way to see them.


Jocko77 t1_jbo2v7x wrote

It's just Welsh Vs English


grambell789 t1_jbo4361 wrote

they still are going to keep their names differernt from english. But weren't those castles built specifically by the English to annex Wales?


CanuckPanda t1_jbp82uo wrote

Conwy specifically was, yes. There were some pre-existing castles in Wales prior to Edward I's conquest, but I believe they were all built after the Norman invasion to secure the Welsh border. Off the top of my head Castell Coch and Cardiff are both Norman castles.


Secure-Barracuda t1_jbqlkx2 wrote

Wales has a lot of castles. Like you say there’s the Norman and Edwardian ones but also castles built by the native Welsh Princes.


rumbletom t1_jbnn2e7 wrote

The model looks great too, I do like a good model.


thyhornman t1_jbodvu5 wrote

I'd love to use that for my DnD campaign


donmongoose t1_jbpyd3b wrote

That whole north stretch of Wales is one of my favourites places in the UK, Caernarfon is just around the corner and also boasts a stunning castle.


ctyates OP t1_jbpz4z6 wrote

Caernarfon is one we've been to numerous times, my partner visited there again on Wednesday so keep a watch on here or the blog site. A post on Caernarfon is going to be coming soon! A post on Flint castle is next one out.


Mushroomc0wz t1_jbvgi1t wrote

Visit Harlech castle as well if you ever get the chance it’s another amazing one.


ctyates OP t1_jbyy6kh wrote

We have visited Harlech and there is a post already about our visit to Harlech castle but it is written before my partner started writing as a historian so it won't be the same as the Conwy or beaumaris castle that I posted a link to last month.

There is probably a plan to revisit and rewrite Harlech castle but I'm not aware of it yet

Edit. Beeston Castle, not beaumaris. Although I think there is a beaumaris castle post on the blog


GronakHD t1_jbo980v wrote

I’ve been to that castle, is a great one to visit


probocgy t1_jbod64j wrote

We spent a morning there while touring Wales and really enjoyed it.


Electric-Penguin t1_jbqm5bc wrote

I've not been to Conwy for years but the old town walls are remarkably intact and I remember walking round on family holidays back in the day. It doesn't get as much attention as places like Chester or York with their more famous walls.


Mushroomc0wz t1_jbvgeba wrote

I actually live 10 minutes away from this castle!