Mighty Caernarfon is possibly the most striking medieval monument in Wales. Its sheer scale and commanding presence set it apart from the rest and, to this day, still trumpet in no uncertain terms the intentions of its builder,Edward I. Caernarfon is the most famous and, perhaps,the most impressive castle in all Wales, which is just as its builder, King Edward I, intended. Raised on a site already rich in history and legend, its every aspect was designed to trumpet his pride in the conquest of Wales and his claim to imperial power!
Caernarfon Castle —finding us: easy road access from A55.In the centre of town,with a car park adjacent. Bus stop 200m:service Bangor to Caernarfon.
To emphasise the status of Caernarfon as his Welsh Capital and royal palace, Edward contrived the birth here, in 1284,of the son who would become the first English Prince of Wales. Caernarfon is a World Heritage listed site, the ‘fairest castle that man ever saw’, its grandeur complemented by fascinating exhibitions in many of its towers.
The castle’s stylish,modern shop offers an appropriately wide range of goods, from educational materials on Edward I and the Welsh Princes of Gwynedd to Celtic silver and Welsh gold jewellery, pottery, prints, medallions and coins.
Opening (these times may be subject to change).Last admission is half an hour before closing.