Castle in the Clouds

 

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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.

 

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15 thoughts on “Castle in the Clouds

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment. The weather was perfect, made all the more so by those amazing cloud formations.

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  1. I see you have been busy! Wow. You have some lovely, lovely pics in your gallery. I haven’t written or read anything in the blogging world for months, so it has been lovely reconnecting with a few of the ‘old crew’ this afternoon. How have you been keeping?

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    • Hi Melody, it’s lovely to hear from you. I have checked up on your site from time to time, and I’m glad you’re back. I take breaks too, but then it’s always good to come back and connect with kindred spirits again. Bless you. Love from Isabella ♥

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