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CAERNARFON CASTLE

CAERNARFON CASTLE

Enormous medieval castle, with iconic polygonal towers, constructed from the late 13th century on the orders of Edward I as part of his strategy to subjugate the Welsh. It was built on the site of an earlier Norman castle and close to where a Roman fortress had once stood. The castle and town then became the English administrative HQ for North Wales and was besieged many times - and captured too.

Caernarfon Castle is part of the World Heritage Site "Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd".

Castle Ditch
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 2AY
Medieval
Harlech, Conwy and Beaumaris castles are part of the same World Heritage Site.
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