About Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle is a stunning medieval stronghold in Wales built by Edward I and listed by UNESCO. Edward, who had conquered Wales by 1283, encircled it with a ring of castles, of which Caernarfon was one. Grand and imposing, Caernarfon Castle was an impressive mix of fort, royal home and political seat.
Caernarfon Castle was of great significance to the king, whose son was born there in 1284. Since then, Caernarfon Castle has fared very well, remaining exceptionally intact. It has also continued to play host to important events, including the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969.
Today, the site offers exhibits and tours.
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