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caernarfon castle north wales

Caernarfon Castle
Castell Caernarfon

Caernarfon Castle

This most impressive of castles was begun in 1283 by Edward I to proclaim his conquest of Wales. It was constructed as a military stronghold, seat of government, and royal palace.

Cafodd y castell trawiadol yma ei ddechrau yn 1283 gan Edward I i gyhoeddi ei fuddugoliaeth dros Gymru. Adeiladwyd fel amddiffynfa milwrol, sedd llywodraeth, a palas brenhinol.

Notes  Nodiadau

The castle is one of the 'iron ring' of castles that surrounds the natural Welsh fortress of Snowdonia. With its unique polygon-shaped towers, it was designed to rival the majesty of sites such as Constantinople and Rome. The castle is a World Heritage Inscribed site.

The castle is owned by CADW.

See the Caernarfon Castle website for information on opening times and admission prices.

Location  Lleoliad

ROAD Castle is located in the town of Caernarfon. There is ample parking close by (pay and display).
BUS There are a number of bus routes through Caernarfon. The castle is close to the centre of the town.
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