Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock)

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Welcome back to a shorter working week. I hope you all had a great long weekend, and are looking forward to some more wallpaper choices.

This week, I want to continue sharing some of my favourite shots from last summer’s holiday up in North Wales, and I don’t know why, but I really fancy having my favourite castle shots as my wallpaper this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

There’s no castle in sight in my first shot, but that’s typical of a Welsh castle. The North Wales coastline is a world heritage centre because it is ringed by the famous castles of King Edward in his attempts to subdue the Welsh. The joke goes that you can always tell an English castle by the fact that you can see it, and you can always tell a Welsh castle by the fact that you can’t spot it if you don’t know where to look!

Castell-y-Bere is hiding behind Craig yr Aderyn in this shot. Craig yr Aderyn (or Bird Rock in English) used to be on the coast, but is now several miles inland, making it the furthest place inland where cormorants nest (hence the name Bird Rock). Driving up to it, it looks like a sea cliff, even from the comfort of a car firmly on dry land! Craig yr Aderyn has been featured in The Dark Is Rising books, and in the 1980’s TV series Treasure Hunt (showing my age a bit there, perhaps!).

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4 Comments

  1. Dafydd says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Not trying to be clever, but you need to correct the name to Craig yr Aderyn. The mistake arises because “aderyn” (bird) is more often than not shortened to “deryn” and the name would then be “Craig y Deryn” , which I think is on a fingerpost in Tywyn. Think of it as “Craig y(r) (A)deryn”. Nice picture!

  2. Dafydd says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Not trying to be clever, but you need to correct the name to Craig yr Aderyn. The mistake arises because “aderyn” (bird) is more often than not shortened to “deryn” and the name would then be “Craig y Deryn” , which I think is on a fingerpost in Tywyn. Think of it as “Craig y(r) (A)deryn”. Nice picture!

  3. Stuart Herbert says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    @Dafydd: thanks for the correction – much appreciated!

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