A closer view of the Castle
In 1404 after a long siege the Castle fell to Owain Glyndwr.
Henry of Monmouth (the future Henry V) retook the castle in 1409.
In the Wars of the Roses (1455-85) Harlech was loyal to the Lancastrian dynasty .
It was besieged and taken by forces of the Yorkist King Edward IV.
The Seige gave rise to the song 'Men of Harlech'.
During the Civil War Harlech came under siege from Parliamentary forces .
Harlech became the last mainland Royalist stronghold surrendering on 15 March 1647 .
Its fall signifying the end of the first English Civil War
Ref: NW 1291
Location: SH 5801 3097