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Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

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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. Put Caernarfon Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Caernarfon vacation route planner.
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  • Great family castle lots to see and do and lots of interesting information about the castle to be found. Nice views once you climb the what felt like a million steps.  more »
  • Free entry if you're a member of English Heritage so a very nice surprise. Its well worth buying the official guide book as there's lots more information. As to no refreshments the whole history and a...  more »
  • Well worth a visit and seeping history. Lots of medieval corridors and parapets to explore. Reasonable price to enter. Views of the castle from the opposite side of the harbour are glorious (in good w...  more »
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  • Incredible castle. The gentleman who greeted us on the way in and took payment (affordable) made an excellent first impression. We had an excellent time following the tour laid out in the free brochure. Would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Impressive castle. Well worth a visit. When we visited there were medieval reconstructions. Children got to hold swords, don chainmail and try out archery. The castle itself is in good repair, so you climb up inside the towers and walk the battlements. Reasonably priced (approx £25 for a family).
  • Beautiful and historic township and amazing how well the walls have been preserved. The walls are free for all to see, but unfortunately you can only walk around them, not on them as they are deemed unsafe. nevertheless we had a wonderful time walking through this walled town.
  • Loved this place plenty to explore wouldn't like to meet someone on the stairs though. Museum is great as well. Obviously this is 100s of years old so is split over various levels with tight corridors and narrow staircases but they weren't thinking about tourists back then. Definitely recommend
  • In really good condition this is a great example of a British castle set in a lovely village on the Welsh coast. Friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of reasonably priced parking available.