Flint Castle

The Story Behind the Image - Flint Castle

Flint Castle is one of Edward I's ring of late 13th-century fortresses built to control north Wales after his successful invasion.

I was staying for the week at a holiday cottage near St Asaph, but I got up before dawn one morning and drove to Flint where I found the castle deserted - not too surprising given that my only company at that hour were a few sleepy birds.

The castle stands at the edge of a marsh, but I was hoping to get a photo from the seaward side, with the early morning sun behind me. Luckily a trail leads out into the marsh, keeping to high ground so I was able to walk out far enough to capture the morning light hitting the castle walls.

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