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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Caernarfon Castle Reviews
Amazing views from the castle, was good to be able to walk around and take your time, plenty of options to take some pictures more »
Set in the centre of Caernarfon, this is certainly one impressive Welsh castle. We didn't get a chance to go in because we arrived here too late in the day last winter. That didn't dampen our spirits ... more »
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.
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