Mighty Caernarfon is the most famous of Wales' castles, built over 800 years ago. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest. This is where the investiture of Prince Charles took place in 1969.
Watch history come alive with imaginative exhibitions located within the towers.
What makes it special
- Be impressed by this brute of a fortress
- Not just a fortress, but a palace as well
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