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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  • It was a cold and rainy day in september 2018, but the locals were so warm and friendly and the castle and exhibits very interesting and well signposted. It was expensive but well worth the money. We ...  more »
  • Very cool place, walked the ramparts and climbed the big tower..what a view! They even had a life size chess set in the tower....  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.
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