Caernarfon Castle is one of the most iconic buildings in North Wales, and has a storied history spanning over 700 years. Today, it’s known internationally as one of the best examples of architecture from the Middle Ages. Originally built as a fortress during the wars of the Welsh princes, it took on a role as one of the homes of Edward I, and established Caernarfon as a key location and administrative centre of North Wales for hundreds of years.
Today, Caernarfon Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Wales, and is on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It’s run, maintained and managed by the Welsh government agency Cadw, who work to keep the castle and its history alive for future generations to experience and learn from.