Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Historic Site
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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  • An impressing and imposing castle. During our visit, access to certain areas were restricted due to ongoing restoration works, however this did not diminish our enjoyment of the site. The castle...  more »
  • a beautiful castle lovely views over the town and the sea and surrounding areas got to be very careful on the steps very slippery  more »
  • Amazing castle , great day out. Parking just outside of the castle, in a great location close to the centre and lots of things to do around!  more »
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  • As castles go, this was a very impressive castle. It's very well restored. You can walk around pretty much all of it and it has some great views at the top of the towers. Be prepared to go up lots of steps to get to the top. It's a long way up and back down.
  • Beautiful scenic castle and a lovely walk along the quayside and along the walk to the marina. Plenty of parking on the castle car park. Some lovely pubs and restaurants. I recommend the Black Boy inn for its superb food and top class accommodation. Great place to visit and spend quality time, for all the family.
  • This is one of the most complete and open access castles I have ever visited. Well worth the entry fee. Views from the towers are amazing. Costumed staff are happy to have photos taken with kids. Good wheelchair access.
  • Awesome day out. Parts of the castle have been restored which is good to see. When we went they also had wooden swords and shields out for the kids to play with (adults too if you want) this was free which made the experience that much more fun
  • Please like if helpful👍 Great castle with imposing structure and position. Lots going on in the area with a bustling waterfront walk with harbour. Entry price to view inside the castle rather on the high side. Parking easy and very close by.

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