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Travel through Anglesey to cross the Menai Strait and on to Caernarfon with its legendary castle that dates back to 1283. Standing at the mouth of the Seiont River, this imposing fortress with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and color-banded masonry dominates the walled town.
Of the four castles in northern Wales built by order of Edward I, Caernarfon Castle is surely the most magnificent. The grandeur that Caernarfon Castle displays signifies King Edward I's intent that it should serve as the powerful seat of English government in Wales. It is said to have been designed to echo the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the dream-castle, 'the fairest that ever man saw', of Welsh myth and legend.
Caernarfon's symbolic status was further emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284, and a statue of King Edward II can be seen above the entrance at the King's Gate. In more recent times, Prince Charles - the heir to the British throne, was crowned Prince of Wales here in 1969.
Your time here includes a guided visit inside the once impregnable castle where you will be able to explore its fascinating ruins. Following your guided tour, you'll enjoy some free time to shop or further explore at your leisure.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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