Posts by Mark Simms

Penrhyn Castle

Built in the early 19th Century, the faux-medieval castle of Penrhyn stands overlooking the Menai Straits near Bangor in North Wales.

Although it’s an impressive piece of architecture, it’s important to point out that the Pennant family who built it, made their vast fortune in both Welsh slate and Jamaican sugar, the latter from plantations using slave labour. So like many other country house estates it’s a monument to the uncomfortable legacy of Britain’s colonial past.

© Mark Simms Photography (2022)

Glynllifon Park

Apologies for not posting over Christmas and New Year and wishing you all the very best. Unfortunately my work for the NHS has gone through the roof again with the rise in Covid cases and admissions to hospital, and the festive period was particularly busy for me.

Anyway, below are a few images of Glynllifon Park near Caernarvon in North Wales. The park is run by the local council, although the rundown country house is privately owned.

Glynllifon Park, Carnarvon, Wales, UK
Glynllifon Park, Carnarvon, Wales, UK
Glynllifon Park, Carnarvon, Wales, UK
Glynllifon Park, Carnarvon, Wales, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2022)

%d bloggers like this: