8 reviews of Caernarfon Castle in English
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Spectacular, even if it's not finished! I was surprised at some of the technical details--the combined arrow loops that provide much better cover and allow more archers to fire from one loop and the amazing security of the King's Gate amongst others. The displays were informative and the staff very friendly and helpful. The only downside was of course the endless procession of narrow stairways, many of the cirrcular, that my bad knees rebeled at.
It occurs to me that now, some 400 years down the way, since Eddie I's castles have become tourist attractions, He's finally done something nice for the Welsh.
When I was growing up each morning when I opened my curtains I used to catch a glimpse of one corner of Conwy castle. Because of this Conwy is my favourite castle but I have to admit that Caernarfon castle is the most impressive castle in North Wales. It’s much bigger than Conwy so there’s more to explore and see.
Unlike Conwy some parts of the castle have been renovated so you get some idea of what it was like to live there 700 years ago. There are plenty of corridors and steps to explore although I did find that many either lead to dead ends or locked doors so you often find yourself retracing your footsteps.
There are also several exhibitions spread about the castle. One of the towers has a mini cinema which shows a 23 minute film every half hour. The film traces the history of North West Wales from the time the Romans first established a fort at Segontium.
In another tower you’ll find an exhibition covering Prince Charles’ inaugauration as Prince of Wales. The throne used in the ceremony is on display here.
Best of all is the Royal Welch Fusiliers museum which holds articles tracing the history of the regiment back to it’s formation in 1689. Exhibits include tunics, hats, guns and medals including a number of Victoria Crosses.
All in all this castle is well worth a visit.
A lovely castle to visit. Very enjoyable it you love learning about history and life. Its in the heart of caernarfon and is one of the main attraction in the area, especially for the reason that prince charles was investitured there. Its epecially lovely in the evening when they put all the sourounding light on, it makes it look majnifisant. It lovely to take the children there but I think the would benefit it more when they are going up to high school as they will appritiate it more.
I had a really good day out here. The castle is really well preserved so you can see a lot of how life was here. There is an interesting bit about Prince Charles’ investiture which took place within the castle grounds. A new bridge has opened in the last day or two which allows much easier access for people with limited mobility.
A castle I really enjoyed visiting. I found it really interesting to learn about with lots of information that was provided and information in the guide book. There are a number of exhibitions in the castles towers. Caernarfon Castle is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in Wales.
Caernarfon Castle is one of the series of castles Edward I build ringing Wales. In more modern times, it was used for the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969. There is a lot of history here! It’s a beautiful rustic castle, right in the heart of Caernarfon. It’s been several years since I’ve been there, but I think of it often. It is perhaps my favorite of the castles I’ve visited.
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