Caernarfon Castle
in North Wales

On our return from Snowdonia, we stopped at Caernarfon Castle after about 13 miles, which is a great tourist attraction in North Wales.

The castles are English structures meant to help subdue the Welsh in past centuries, now they are a source of income as tourist sites.

The castle, built by King Edward I, is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles, and is a World Heritage Site.

Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, this mighty castle was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. His son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born in the castle in 1284.

Later, in 1969 the current Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles’s investiture took place here.

The castle has Polygonal towers which were the order of the day, and the Eagle Tower is the most impressive of these.

The castle is situated on an ideal spot because of the lure of water and easy access to the sea on the banks of the River Seiont.

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Return from Caernarfon Castle to North Wales


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