Caernarfon Castle


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Caernarfon castle

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval castle located in the town of Caernarfon, Wales. It is known for its impressive architecture and historic significance. The castle was built by King Edward I of England in the late 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer and subdue the Welsh.​

The castle is built in a distinctive polygonal style and features a massive curtain wall, multiple towers, and a large gatehouse. The castle also has a complex network of defensive structures, including a moat and drawbridge.

Inside the castle, visitors can explore a variety of buildings, including the Great Hall, the King's Hall, and the Queen's Chapel. The castle also houses a museum with artifacts and exhibits that provide an insight into the castle's history and the history of the region.

One of the most notable features of the castle is its Eagle Tower, which offers a great view of the town and the surrounding countryside. Visitors can also walk along the castle's walls and enjoy the panoramic views of the town and the Menai Strait.

Caernarfon Castle is open to visitors year-round, and is accessible by bus or by car. The castle is usually busy and it's recommended to book the tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in lines. The castle also offers audio guides and guided tours to enhance the visitors experience. The castle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd".

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