When I visited Flint Castle yesterday, I was privy to the most wonderful display of fluffy white clouds, billowing against a cobalt sky.
Flint Castle stands on the banks of the Dee estuary, in Flintshire, North-East Wales. It was built between 1277 – 1284.
The castle was the first of a chain of fortresses built by King Edward I, in his campaign to encircle and conquer Wales. Its most impressive feature is a solitary round tower.
It was the final refuge of King Richard II, before he conceded the crown to Henry IV.
Flint Castle is now maintained by Cadw, a Welsh Government body, that protects, conserves and promotes the building heritage of Wales.
Access is free and via a path. Most parts of the castle are open to the public.