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Port of Llanberris Lake and Dolbadern Castle

Port of Llanberris Lake and Dolbadern Castle

Engraver: Jukes & Sarjent

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVI

Item number: 53.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Port of Llanberris Lake and Dolbadern Castle. Llanberris, which translates as ‘where the mountains meet the lakes’ is situated at the foot of Mount Snowden and is flanked by two lakes, Padarn and Peris. Dolbadern Castle situated on a rocky platform which drops steeply on its east side into Lake Padarn. The castle, built to safeguard the mountain pass at Llanberris, became the seat of administration for the Arfon Is Gwyrfai district in the 6th century. The original castle consisted of an irregularly shaped curtain wall and some rectangular buildings. The large round tower which now dominates the site was added later by Llywelyn the Great in the 12th century.

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