Stunning views North Wales castles captured by drone

To mark the 30 years of World Heritage Site status, stunning drone footage of the castles across North Wales has been filmed to celebrate the iconic historical monuments. Conwy, Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Harlech castles, not far from our holiday parks in North Wales were captured by the drone from the sky. Shot by CADW, the historic monuments body of the Welsh Government, the castles will be under the spotlight at the upcoming World Heritage UK conference happening today. The event focuses on why world heritage matters with workshops, speakers and visit to various castles being a part of the conference. The castles have been recognised as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1986, and are at the centre of tourism in North Wales. More than a third of tourists will visit one of more of the castles during their stay. Wales’ UNESCO sites contributed to more than £35m to local economies from 2013 to 2014, according to figures from Cardiff Business School. UNESCO select World Heritage Sites based upon their cultural, historical or scientific significance. Councillor Mandy Williams-Davies said: “It is fitting that the World Heritage UK conference is being held in Caernarfon this year, especially as we celebrate 30 years since the Castles and Walled Towns of Edward the First in Gwynedd were inscribed as World Heritage sites.” The World Heritage UK conference also coincides with the arrival of the Weeping Window poppy display at Caernarfon Castle. The dramatic sculpture of thousands of ceramic flowers formed part of the original poppy display at the Tower of London which marked the centenary of World War One. Watch the video at the link here. Photo by: Nigel Dibb

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