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Hanes Harlech History

Harlech has a rich history dating back to medieval times

Steeped in history, learn more about Harlech

Harlech is rich in history dating back to the Iron Age. The town is home to a number of historic elements, including Blue Plaques, the Mabinogion, and Harlech Castle.


World Heritage Site 

Harlech Castle was conceived by King Edward I of England as part of his ambitious campaign to conquer Wales and subdue its rebellious princes. The construction of Harlech, alongside other mighty fortresses like Conwy, Caernarfon, and Beaumaris, formed an "iron ring" of castles intended to establish and maintain English dominance over Wales.

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Around Harlech in North Wales, is a wealth of historic buildings and sites that enrich the landscape. From a UNESCO World Heritage site to remnants of ancient settlements and burial cairns, reflecting the area's prehistoric significance.

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