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Location address: United Kingdom, Gwynedd, Caernarfon
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Caernarfon Castle (Welsh: Castell Caernarfon) is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service. There was a motte-and-bailey castle in the town of Caernarfon from the late 11th century until 1283 when King Edward I of England began replacing it with the current stone structure. The Edwardian town and castle acted as the administrative centre of north Wales and as a result the defences were built on a grand scale. There was a deliberate link with Caernarfon’s Roman past – nearby is the Roman fort of Segontium – and the castle’s walls are reminiscent of the Walls of Constantinople.
Probably one of the most famous Welsh Castle. It was built using the walls of Constantinople as an example.
Caernarfon Castle is a stunning medieval stronghold in Wales built by Edward I and listed by UNESCO.