Caernarfon Castle is one of Wales most famous attractions ...and with good reason. With its seven polygonal towers (including the great Eagle Tower), two gatehouses, and walls of colour-banded stone, King Edward I intended the castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for north Wales. Begun in 1283 under the direction of Master James of St George, the King's mason-architect, and continuously in Crown possession since.
Scene of much recent royal pageantry, including the 1969 Investiture of the Prince of Wales.
World Heritage Site. Three site exhibitions; Regimental Museum of the
Royal Welsh Fusiliers; The Eagle and the Dragon audio-visual display.
There is a complete circuit of Town Walls, including eight towers and
two twin towered gateways, surviving in places to battlement height.