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Caernarfon Castle

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd - Caernarfon Castle: Caernarfon Castle is probably one of the most famous castles of Wales. Caernarfon Castle is situated in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales. Gwynedd is now a county of Great Britain. Caernarfon Castle and the town were founded by King Edward I of England. Caernarfon Castle was part of the Iron Circle of castles that was built by the English King Edward I to subdue the Welsh people. Caernarfon Castle was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as the seat of the English government in Wales and as a royal palace. The first English Prince of Wales was born here in 1284. In 1969, the castle was the setting for the investiture of Prince Charles as the 21st Prince of Wales. Today, Caernarfon Castle houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the oldest regiment of Wales. Caernarfon Castle is part of UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd. The UNESCO World Heritage also includes Conwy Castle and town walls of Conwy, Beaumaris Castle and Harlech Castle. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd were became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The natural harbour of the historic town of Caernarfon, Caernarfon Castle in the background....

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The natural harbour of the historic town of Caernarfon, Caernarfon Castle in the background. Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales and considered one of the greatest castles of the medieval period. Caernarfon Castle was declared an UNESCO World Heritage  in 1986.

  1. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The natural harbour of the historic town of Caernarfon, Caernarfon Castle in the background....

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The natural harbour of the historic town of Caernarfon, Caernarfon Castle in the background. Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales and considered one of the greatest castles of the medieval period. Caernarfon Castle was declared an UNESCO World Heritage  in 1986.

  2. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The back of the King's Gate of Caernarfon Castle, viewed from the castle walls. The...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The back of the King's Gate of Caernarfon Castle, viewed from the castle walls. The King's Gate is the main entrance to Caernarfon Castle. The gate has three storeys and was built in the period 1296 -1326. Caernarfon Castle was built by the English King Edward I, he gained control over Wales 1283.

  3. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The back of the Queens Gate of Caernarfon Castle, viewed from the courtyard of Caernarfon...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The back of the Queens Gate of Caernarfon Castle, viewed from the courtyard of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle was founded by King Edward I of England. His first son was invested as the first English Prince of Wales, the later King Edward II of England.

  4. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls. The town walls of Caernarfon...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Eagle Tower of Caernarfon Castle and the Caernarfon town walls. The town walls of Caernarfon were completed in 1285 and join the walls of Caernarfon Castle. The Eagle Tower was built from 1283 to 1317, the tower is about 30 metres high and was also accessible from the river.

  5. Caernarfon Castle - The town walls of Caernarfon join the walls of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle is located in the former principality of Gwynedd in North...

    The town walls of Caernarfon join the walls of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle is located in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales. Caernarfon is situated on the southern bank of the Menai Strait facing Anglesey Island. Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

  6. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Well Tower and kitchen of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle was the most famous castle of...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Well Tower and kitchen of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle was the most famous castle of the Iron Circle of castles that was built by the English King Edward I to subdue the native Welsh people. In the Midde Ages, Caernarfon Castle was a military stronghold, the seat of the English government in Wales and a royal palace.

  7. Caernarfon Castle - Caernarfon Castle, the Dais was used for the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969. The tradition of investing started...

    Caernarfon Castle, the Dais was used for the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969. The tradition of investing started in 1301, when The English King Edward I gave the title to his son, the later King Edward II of England. Caernarfon Castle is most certainly the most well known castle in Wales, it is situated in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales.

  8. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Queens Gate is the eastern entrance of Caernarfon Castle, the gate was used to receive goods...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Queens Gate is the eastern entrance of Caernarfon Castle, the gate was used to receive goods from the adjacent harbour. It was never completely finished. Nowadays, Caernarfon Castle houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the oldest regiment of Wales.

  9. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Caernarfon harbour viewed from the walls of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Caernarfon harbour viewed from the walls of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd. The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  10. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The inner ward of Caernarfon Castle. Many buildings of the inner ward no longer...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The inner ward of Caernarfon Castle. Many buildings of the inner ward no longer survive and other buildings that had been planned in the inner ward were never realized, but the castle looks complete on the outside. Caernarfon Castle was designed and by the Savoy military architect Master James of St George.