Caernarfon Castle
in North Wales

Caernarfon Castle - On our return from Snowdonia, we stopped at Caernarfon Castle after about 13 miles, which is a great tourist attraction in North Wales. Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress and an important historic attraction.

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

The castles are English structures meant to help subdue the Welsh in past centuries, now they are a source of income as tourist sites. This 12th century castle is very impressive and well preserved and it is a must visit site for a tourist.  You can walk on and through the interconnected walls and towers gathered around the central green. If you have time and patience must climb the stairs to know the real feeling. 

The castle a military stronghold,  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. This castle is one of Wales’ most prized architectural treasures.

The castle has Polygonal towers which were the order of the day, and the Eagle Tower is the most impressive of these. The sturdy walls and octagonal towers of Caernarfon Castle were decorated with bands of different coloured limestone and sandstone, the interior boasted murals by the artist who also decorated Westminster Hal, and there was glass in the windows. 

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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