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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".

Region/Nation:
Location/Address:
Castle Ditch
Caernarfon
County:
Gwynedd
Post Code:
LL55 2AY
Main Historic Period:
Medieval
Tip/Nearby:
Harlech, Conwy and Beaumaris castles are part of the same World Heritage Site.
Primary Management:
Cadw

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