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Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

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If you could choose only one Welsh castle to see, Caernarfon Castle would have to be on the shortlist. Edward I started to build the fortress here in 1283, when Caernarfon was the administrative center of northern Wales. Today it remains much the way it stood for hundreds of years. Head into the small video room to see a short film about the castle's history and into the Military Museum to view medieval weaponry. You'll spend most of your time, though, wandering the structure's corridors and passages. Head up to the top of one of the towers for views over town and out to the scenic Snowdonia region. The castle sits in the heart of Caernarfon, so you have plenty of options for food and drink before or after your visit. Put Caernarfon Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Caernarfon vacation route planner.
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  • We stopped over in a Hotel the night before and the next day decided to go and have a look at the Castle. What a stunning place and so large. Would highly recommend a visit if you are staying in the a...  more »
  • Visited with young child and a baby, spiral staircases not ideal for young children however well worth the visit for an hour or two. Excellent views from turret  more »
  • We visited this amazing castle today and found the whole experience wonderful. The entrance fee is very reasonable, and the we learned so much today. The castle house a museum that explains so much, t...  more »
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  • Wonderful! Our visit was one of the highlights of our visit to the area. We got a guided tour (£3 per person - bargain!) which helped us to appreciate some of the lesser known features of the castle. The arrow slots were particularly interesting as they have multiple angles for many of the slots meaning you could get 3 arrows out of each slot. never seen this feature in a castle before. Definitely worth a visit
  • What a not so little jewel this place is. Definitely worth a visit we went when the poppies were there absolutely fantastic
  • Well intact, Caernarfon Castle can be explored up and down for the nimblest of visitors. Our visit was to see the 'Weeping Poppies' display. The only thing that spoilt it was - typically the weather! Well worth seeing this stunning display, very poignant.
  • Caernarfon castle is a king on the North Welsh shores. Edward I built the fortifications to prevent a Welsh uprising, but eventually the locals conquered her anyway. A mostly complete structure, with amazing architecture and a very interesting guided tour. During the summer there are films shown on a large screen in the centre of the castle, too, and let's be fair... Who doesn't want to say they've watched a film in the middle of a mediaeval castle? No one. That's right. Cadw is cheap as chips too, and they restore these beautiful parts of Welsh heritage that we really need to help preserve.
  • Love caernarfon castle. One of the best castles I have visited. You can climb high up the towers and see for miles on a good day. There is plenty to see and things for the kids to do too. Always an enjoyable day with a walk around town, fish and chips and an ice cream by the sea