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Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales’s castles. Its commanding presence on the Northeast coast of Wales demonstrates the intention of its builder Edward I.
Begun in 1283 in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace.
The castle’s majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was 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. After all these years Caernarfon’s immense strength remains unchanged.
sic “Welcome to Caernarfon”