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Old 04-29-2008, 01:51 PM   #10
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Here's the real situation.

The attachment shows a picture I took from a few hundred yards to the left. You can see that the portals are not actually an entrance to a tunnel under the castle, nor an entry to the castle. They are actually the portals that are the entrance to a tubular bridge over the River Conwy adjacent to the castle. The bridge was built in the 1840s, about 600 years after the castle.

See these links for more info.

Tubular bridges are somewhat of a rarity, this is now the only one in UK. I am not aware of others, but I for all I know there may be lots around the world.

The angle is deceiving, but the train does go through those portals. This photo was taken with a train (my favourite loco) exiting the other side of the bridge and going past the castle wall.

FYI, this is a beautiful location with a charming small town and a fascinating castle and passing trains - What more could you want?
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