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  • 1 Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Hill

    Building work began in 1283 under Master James of St George who built for his royal patron a castle with walls decorated with bands of coloured stone and polygonal towers like those in Constantinople. Grandiose in design, it was to serve as the seat ..

  • 2 Snowdonia (National Park) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Snowdonia was designated a National Park in 1951. Extending over an area of 2,180km2, it is the second largest national park in England and Wales. Its wild beauty and spectacular mountains near the sea are a breathtaking sight. At 1,085m, Yr Wyddfa F..

  • 3 Snowdon Mountain Railway Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The Snowdon Mountain Railway (1896) is the only rack railway of this type in Great Britain. It takes you to the highest summit in England or Wales (1 085m). At the top, on a clear day, the beautiful panoramic view stretches to the island of Anglesey,..

  • 4 Town Walls Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hole-in-the-Wall Street

    The town appears to be tucked away behind the castle. The 734 m-long walls with eight towers and two gateways encircle the medieval town and were built at the same time as the castle.

  • 5 Roman town of Segontium

    Archaeological and historical sites

    rd. Beddgelert

    The Roman auxiliary fort of Segontium, overlooking Caernarfon town, is one of the most famous in Britain. The remains of the Roman buildings are on view to the public. The museum tells of the conquest and occupation of Wales by the Roman army. Also d..

  • 6 Llanbeblig Church

    Religious buildings

    rd. Llanbeblig

    Situated outside the town, near to Segontium, this is the parish church of Caernarfon. Peblig, said to be the son of Magnus Maximus, supposedly returned to introduce Christianity. The church is mainly 14C and contains a striking alabaster tomb in the..

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