"Unesco-listed castle - Caernarfon, Wales" Top 5 Page for this destination Caernarfon by kelnsha
Caernarfon Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 437 photos
Architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in Wales. It's defensive capabilities were not as powerful as those of King Edward I's other castles such as Harlech and Beaumaris but Caernarfon was instead intended as a seat of power and as a symbol of English dominance over the subdued Welsh.
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Caernarfon occupies a special place in the history of Wales. From Roman times, it has been a site of strategic and symbolic importance, forever enshrined in the Mabinogion tale of Macsen Wledig; a legend that King Edward I chose to build on when, in 1283, he commanded the construction of a mighty fortress-palace here.
- Pros:One of the cheaper castle admission charges in UK
- Cons:Drizzling in late October
- In a nutshell:Home to the Wales, most magnificent castle
This was the principal landward entrance to the town. Here Greengate Street passes under a stone bridge, which... more travel advice
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