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
See visitor information, including opening times and prices
Other things to do nearby
The Beacon Climbing Centre at Waunfawr is eight miles away offering expert tuition on indoor and outdoor walls.
Try one of the fastest growing adrenaline sports in the world. Bring your friends along and challenge them to a race!
Ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Visit the website
Located between Snowdon and the sea, experience superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whatever your ability. Visit the website
Bach Ventures offers courses in rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and adventure activities in the beautiful area of Snowdonia. Open to families, friends, youth groups, and school trips. Visit
The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!
Snowdonia Watersports (previously Surf Lines) offers an exciting range of adventures combining new skills, travel, exploration and an element of risk. Visit the website
The hostel is a short drive from the Forestry Commission's Marin Trail with its challenging ascents and technical descents - best for experienced mountain bikers.
The hostel is close to several Sustrans cycle network routes and other spectacular road routes, either through the hills or along the flatter coastal roads, all within breathtaking scenery.
Surrounded by some of the best climbing in Britain, there's plenty of choice with single pitch and multi pitch routes, bouldering problems and a variety of rock types to suit all levels.
Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing
Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. Visit the website
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience the world's fastest Ziplines, or a tour of the quarry.. See the Zip World website for full details of all the adventures.
The excellent mountain biking area of Beddgelert Forest is 4 miles away. With lots of trails to choose from there are routes for everyone to enjoy.