Caernarfon Castle

Starting at
$144.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$129.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Holyhead, Wales, UK
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
3.5 hours
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Your journey to Caernarfon will take you across the island of Anglesey to cross the Menai Straits via the imposing Britannia Bridge, which rises 90 ft. above the channel, supported by piers of Anglesey limestone. The island of Anglesey was the last stronghold of the Druids during the Roman invasion of Britain and later became the refuge of the Welsh princes who resisted the English invasion of the 13th century. Your destination is Caernarfon Village – one of the historic centers of Wales. Its remote past is enshrined in legend for, more than seven hundred years ago, an English king chose it to be the seat of a new administration and gave it newfound fame as the cradle of a line of English princes. The castle and town walls, built at that time and still surviving, were successors to a Roman fortification raised more than a thousand years earlier. Your tour of Caernarfon Castle will reveal one of the most impressive of all the castles built by Edward I. Its majestic walls may well have been modeled on those of Constantinople. Continue to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – the local village whose name resembles an unfortunate accident with a can of alphabet soup. This is, in fact, the longest place name in Britain. Take a photo of the sign on the railway platform that bears the village's name (bring a wide-angle lens).

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There is some gravel, grass paths and uneven surfaces in the castle. Steps are required to access upper ramparts of the castle.

Guests should bring waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes and local currency.