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Caernarfon Castle

"Caernarvon Castle may be confidently claimed as the finest example of its type in Europe. It stands upon a site previously unoccupied and was commenced by King Edward I., who raised the walls sufficiently high to cover the garrison, and completed by his son, Edward II., who carried the walls and towers to their present altitude. It is built of limestone blocks with string-course bands of dark -brown sandstone, the mouldings, doorways, and other ornamental portions also being of the same material." Extract from "British Castles" (Open Library)

Caernarfon Castle is in the care of Cadw on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales. Passes which give free admission to Cadw sites for three or seven days may be bought at staffed sites. Note that there is free admission to a number of Cadw sites.

Caernarfon Castle,
Castle Ditch,
Wales LL55 2AY

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