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Mini guide to Caernarfon


Situated in North Wales, the royal town of Caernarfon has been continuously inhabited since pre-Roman times and is the home of Caernarfon Castle, a World Heritage Site.

Built by Edward I in 1283, Caernarfon Castle was designed not only to subdue the Welsh but also to act as the seat for his government and a royal palace. A particularly large and intimidating grand castle, it is one of the best preserved and most complete castles of its kind. Surrounded by thick walls and imposing turrets it's easy for visitors to imagine themselves back in the Middle Ages. The first Prince of Wales was born here in 1284 and Prince Charles, the present Prince of Wales, had his investiture at the castle in 1969. It houses many imaginative exhibitions as well as the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the country's oldest regiment.

Caernarfon town is a busy little Welsh market town which lies in the shadow of the castle. It is typically Welsh and proudly claims to be the most Welsh-speaking town in Wales, with 80 per cent of the locals being Welsh speakers who have their own unique accent and words. Welsh is the first language taught in all schools here and you can hear it being used everywhere. There are a number of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and campsites in and around the town.

Local attractions include the castle, Segontonium Roman Fort and museum, maritime and air museums, canoeing at Plas Menai, the Welsh Highland and Snowdon Mountain railways, Yr Hwyflan Fun Centre and for the more energetic a leisure centre complete with a swimming pool, skate park and golf course. For unwinding there are a variety of restaurants and pubs in the town, while visitors seeking detailed local information can visit the local Tourist Information Centre opposite the castle entrance.

Caernarfon is on the northwest Welsh coast just opposite the island of Anglesey. The major roads serving the town are the A5 and the A487. The closest train station is at Bangor, nine miles away, while buses run between Bangor and Caernarfon every hour.

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