Anglesey may be the mother of Wales, but Caernarfonshire is her heart. Dating to 1284, bordered to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by the River Conwy, to the south by Cardigan Bay and Merioneth, and the west by the Menai Straits, the county of Caernarfon represents the best of Wales. It is unparalleled in majesty, containing the largest portion of the Snowdonia Mountain Range and a stunning coastline, which are only rivaled in beauty by her pastoral countryside, slate mountainsides, and meandering stone fences.
But even more than beauty, her strength is in the heart of her people. Though assailed by forces of bland conformity, the people of Caernarfonshire have a beloved treasure which they robustly defend; their identity, expressed in their culture and language, and in that determination, they stem the tide of imperialism. Across the county, the Welsh language thrives as the community language – in schools, in local shops, between neighbours over stone fences – the language endures in spite of the fiercest of attempts to see her relegated to history. Politicians in their offices may try to wipe away all local distinction in favour of cowering conformity and invented identity, but against the flood of imperialism, Caernarfonshire stands a fortress of diversity, of community, of Welsh language and culture.