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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 located in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales. Gwynedd is now part 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 to subdue the Welsh by the English King Edward I. 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. Caernarfon Castle houses now 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, Beaumaris Castle and Harlech Castle. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

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Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales.

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales.

  1. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales.

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle is one of the most famous castles of Wales.

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

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The King's Gate viewed from the walls of Caernarfon Castle. The King's Gate is the main entrance to Caernarfon Castle.

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

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle. The Queens Gate seen from the courtyard of Caernarfon Castle.

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

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: Caernarfon Castle. 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.

  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 Castle and the town walls of Caernarfon 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.

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The Well Tower and kitchen of Caernarfon Castle.

  7. Caernarfon Castle - Caernarfon Castle: The Dais was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969. The tradition of investing started in 1301, when...

    Caernarfon Castle: The Dais was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969. The tradition of investing started in 1301, when King Edward I gave the title to his son, the later King Edward II. Caernarfon Castle is located in the former principality of Gwynedd in North Wales and is probably the most famous castle in Wales.

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

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

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

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

  10. Caernarfon Castle - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The courtyard of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of...

    Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd: The courtyard of Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle and the town walls are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: 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.