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Black Boy Inn
Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW

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4.6 out of 5 (286 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Caernarfon Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Menai Bridge and Nationa …

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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 (87 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this luxury guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Menai Bridge, Caernarfon Castle, and …

£98
YHA Snowdon Llanberis - Hostel
YHA Snowdon Llanberis - Hostel

Llwyn Celyn, Caernarfon LL55 4SR

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Caernarfon, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolbadurn Castle and National Slate Museum. Caernarfon Castle an …

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Gors yr Eira Country Guest House
Gors yr Eira Country Guest House

Llwybyr Main, Bangor LL57 4FF

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4.6 out of 5 (65 reviews)

Situated in the mountains, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Penrhyn Castle, Bangor University, and National Slate …

£80
Tregarth Homestay B&B
Tregarth Homestay B&B

'Llain y Grug', Dob, Bangor LL57 4PW

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4.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Bangor, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Penrhyn Castle, Bangor University, and Menai Bridge. …

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Prince Llewelyn Hotel
Prince Llewelyn Hotel

Smith Street, Caernarfon LL55 4LT

2.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (116 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Mount Snowdon and within 12 mi (20 km) of Portmeirion Sands …

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Sygun Fawr Country House
Sygun Fawr Country House

Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4NE

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this country house is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Mount Snowdon and within 12 mi (20 km) of Portmeirion …

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Craflwyn Hall
Craflwyn Hall

Beddgelert, Caernarfon LL55 4NG

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Caernarfon, this guesthouse is 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from Mount Snowdon and within 12 mi (20 km) of Portmeirion Sands …

£90
The Grove
The Grove

Ffordd Aber, Llanfairfechan LL33 0HR

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5 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Penrhyn Castle, Conwy Castle, and Bangor …

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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
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Porthmadog, this country house is within 6 mi (10 km) of Portmeirion Sands, Portmeirion Central Piazza, and …

£110
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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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