Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

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. Make Caernarfon Castle part of your personalized Caernarfon itinerary using our Caernarfon route app .
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  • The castle it'self is very well presented and a good way to spend an interesting afternoon. There was also a Welsh military museum which was an added bonus. Don't make the mistake as we did and think ...  more »
  • An amazing castle, with stunning views. Well presented information with interesting video, story about Eleanor in one of the towers and museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Suggest allow 2-3 hours if ...  more »
  • It definitely worths a visit, beautifully located on the sea. There is a car park just near the castle from where you can visit the town centre as well. It can be very windy during winter days!  more »
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  • Excellent 2/3 hrs well spent. Lots to see and LOTS of stairs. £9-60 adult entry is money well spent. Welch fusiliers museum is great, as is the approx 15 minute film of Caernarfon castle potted history. Views from the top of Eagle tower are fabulous, though there are a lot of spiral staircases to climb. Well worth a visit.
  • This was truly one of the best days out that I've had in a long time. The castle was spectacular with plenty to see and do. The staff were polite and welcoming and were more than willing to get you involved, especially in the military museum section of the castle. Unfortunately some parts of the castle were closed due to the adverse weather, but the highest part of the castle was open, and despite all of the stairs, this most certainly did not disappoint. Having been here once, I will most defiantly be back here again, hopefully at a time when the weather is better and I can take in the full wonder of the castle, something that I would recommend to anyone, you won't be disappointed.
  • Love this place. It never fails to impress, no matter how many times you visit. The only thing I would say is that entrance prices are a little high, but the upkeep of the grounds and area is in great condition so it does justify the cost a bit more.
  • I was well impressed with this castle, it has obviously had a lot of care over the years and one of the most complete and preserved castles I have visited. Well worth the visit and has a very recent history what with Charles the Prince of Wales being inaugurated here in 1969. Recommended
  • Caernarfon Castle is a must visit if you’re visiting North-Wales. I was lucky to be there on a bright sunny day, and I absolutely loved it. There’s a plenty of information available for the castle already, so I will not repeat them. All I can say is you must go inside and visit the Eagle tower and also see the short movie they play in the North-East tower. The town is also very nice, although I did not spend much time there.
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