JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: THE WALLS OF CONWY
Creighton, O.H, & Higham, R.A
BBC History Magazine, June (2005)
One of the best-preserved medieval walled towns anywhere in Europe, Conwy is set adjacent to its famous castle amidst spectacular natural scenery. Oliver Creighton and Robert Higham explore the turbulent medieval history and present-day heritage of this modestly sized but precious urban gem.
Conwy is world renowned for its mighty castle, commonly held to be a masterpiece of thirteenth-century military architecture. One of a ring of royal fortresses built by Edward I (reigned 1272-1307) to conquer and hold down the power base of the Welsh princes, the castle rises gritty and magnificent on a rocky spine against the dramatic skyline of Snowdonia.