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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  • ... if only because of its history and significance. And the views from the exterior are, of course, world renowned. But, somehow, we always feel that the interior doesn't spark the same interest.  more »
  • It's almost 2 hours drive from Liverpool but it's worth it. Castle have huge history, it is a place where you can forget about every day life  more »
  • A very impressive building. Reasonably priced good value. Lots of information about Welsh history. Able access the towers and walk along the walkway between towers. Lots of nooks to explore. Enjoyable  more »
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  • Lovely views. Easy to get round. It was mild the temperature and not windy so enjoyed my visit. Castle is situated in the heart off the town centre do lots of shops around.
  • Amazing castle, brilliantly restored. Exploring all the corridors and towers is great. A couple of nice exhibitions round it off nicely.
  • 5 stars any time. For just £9.50 it is a beautiful place to visit. Great opportunity to learn about Wales history and the views are magnificent. There are plenty of steps to climb , but take your time and just enjoy your time here. Loved it :-)
  • Excellent value for money. Lots of climbing to get the best views. Not suitable for people with disabilities, at the moment. Plans are in place to make it disability friendly.
  • Just about worth the price if you're into this type of history. For me, the best part was the exhibit detailing Welsh military history through the ages. This may well have be taken down by now but was a welcome relief from the old stone walls! Be prepared to give way and have to reverse down the narrow passageways and staircases during busier times!
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