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Black Boy Inn
Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW

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4.6 out of 5 (343 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this inn is steps from St Mary's Church and Caernarfon Castle. Gypsy Wood Park and Parc …

£65
Ty'n Rhos Country House
Ty'n Rhos Country House

Ty'n Rhos, Caernarfon LL55 3AE

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4.7 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this luxury guesthouse is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from GreenWood Forest Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) …

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Holland Arms Hotel
Holland Arms Hotel

The Holland Pentre Berw, Gaerwen LL60 6HY

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3.4 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Located in Isle of Anglesey, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Dingle Nature Reserve, Penrhyn Golf Club, and Oriel Ynys …

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The Heights Bunkhouse - Hostel
The Heights Bunkhouse - Hostel

74 High Street, Caernarfon LL55 4HB

1.0 out of 5.0

Located in Llanberis, this hostel is steps from Quarrymans Hospital and Hafod Eryri. Dolbadurn Castle and National Slate …

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Pant Teg
Pant Teg

Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4AU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Penrhyn Castle, Clwb Golff St. Deiniol …

£75
YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass - Hostel
YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass - Hostel

Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NY

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4.3 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this hostel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Hafod Eryri and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Mount Snowdon. …

£29
The Bull - Beaumaris
The Bull - Beaumaris

Castle Street, Beaumaris LL58 8AP

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4.2 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in Isle of Anglesey, this luxury inn is steps from The Steven Jones Gallery, Baron Hill Golf Club, and Treasure Islan …

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YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant - Hostel
YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant - Hostel

Nantgwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NP

1.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hafod Eryri, Mount Snowdon, and Dolwyddelan Castle. …

£30
Rhiwiau Isaf
Rhiwiau Isaf

Gwyllt Road, Llanfairfechan LL33 0EH

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4.9 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Llanfairfechan Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aber …

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Plas Tan Yr Allt Historic Country House
Plas Tan Yr Allt Historic Country House

Plas Tan Yr Allt, Porthmadog LL49 9RG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Located in Snowdonia National Park, this country house is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Borth-y-Gest and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mermai …

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Pocket Guide: Snowdonia National Park Caernarfon Castle Hotels

Caernarfon Castle, located at the mouth of the River Seiont on the North Wales coast, is perhaps the most architecturally impressive and imposing of all the castles in Wales.

It dominates the skyline thanks to a dynamic building style that emphasises sheer scale above all else. Important enough to have been officially designated a World Heritage Site, the castle makes use of large polygonal towers, rather than the standard round construction, and colour-coded bands of stone to create a truly imposing edifice.

The site of Caernarfon Castle has been chosen for fortification ever since a Roman fort was built there, with the ease of access to both the river and the sea beyond making it a strategically important spot. The Caernarfon Castle seen today was built in 1283 by King Edward as a mark of his conquest of Wales. The size and scale of the castle was no accident, as it was also built as the seat of Welsh government and the royal palace, as well as a purely military construction.

The historical and symbolic importance of Caernarfon Castle was emphasised in 1284, when Edward I ensured that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born there. This event was referenced in 1969 when the investiture of Charles, the current Prince of Wales, took place there in front of a worldwide TV audience of millions.

The castle is open throughout the year, with the exception of the Christmas period, and, as well as the ramparts, towers and stone passages of the building itself, it houses exhibitions, historical artefacts and the museum of the Welsh Fusiliers.

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