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Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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NIce partially active castle. No Prince Charles sightings but spent a fair amount of time in the Welch Guard museum getting a different perspective. Parts of castle or difficult to get around for the ... read more »
I went today to see the Weeping Window and I wasn't disappointed. The first perk was that it was free entry for this event. And when you turn to your left there it is, absolutely stunning, flocks of p... read more »
.. the Weeping Poppies are on display until November .. We visited this week to see the Poppies .. We are CAWA members but during this event it's free admission anyway .. I did check online and found ... read more »
The place where Prince Charles got invested with the title Prince of Wales. Less important to me than visiting the most impressive, amazing castle I've ever been to. Granted there's not that much to see - there's an exhibition and some views out of the castle all around. But what a castle! So many walkways, turrets, towers and passageways to explore it will take a while to do them all! I loved it Make sure you have a walk around the castle and through the town then you get a real impression of the scale of the place (which you will get as soon as you see it, and park under it's massive walls)
Beautiful castle, but symbol of English oppression of Wales. Definitely worth a visit! Nice on a rainy day because you can stay in the wall walks and towers. Some of the interpretive displays are a little odd, but lots of great information.
A great big old stone castle for you to run around and explore. How you feel about that statement will pretty much tell you whether you'll enjoy the experience or not. It's pretty basic - lots of very narrow corridors and stairwells, think fortified against attack, not luxurious royalty. Some exhibits inside with artifacts and historical notes. Great views. I could have spent a few days here, which is great, since there's not a lot else in the area.
A great castle with lots to explore and lots to do. You can climb all the towers and take advantage of the views. The children loved exploring the many corridors and stairways. A great day out.
A great walk about tourist destination. Climbing up the towers to get a food view of the town and the sea is a great experience. Jusf be prepared to climb a lot of stairs!
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