The Royal Town of Caernarfon can be found on the Northwest coast of Wales, in the Gwynedd district and has a lot to offer visitors to the area. Caernarfon is also home to a small harbour and a stunning Blue Flag beach where you can enjoy summer pursuits such as sunbathing and walking whilst overlooking the stunning view of Afon Menai. Caernarfon is perhaps most famous for its castle, often considered the most famous castle in Wales. Caernarfon Castle was constructed by King Edward I of England and is part of the ‘World Heritage Site Castle and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd’. For the most part the castle remains intact, making it one of the most interesting places to visit in the area.
This imposing castles first stone was laid in 1283 by Edward 1. It has 5 gates, a moat (now covered), towers, turrets, murder holes and all the wonderful things that should be found in castles. The Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is located here as well.
Located at Victoria Dock, this museum outlines the history of it’s port and maritime journeys. The Queen of the Sea is the only vessel that will take you out on the strait and it leaves every 40mins from the castle footbridge.
Segontium Roman Fort and Museum.
Dating back to 78AD and known to be the base of Maximus, this fort covers 5 acres of land. Displays here trace the history and the battles fought.
Welsh Highland Railway
You can catch a steam train here and ride an hour covering 12 miles of lovely welsh countryside.. You can purchase a day ticket so you can stop and go for a hike and then take a return journey back to the station, on St Helens Road.
Greenwood Forest Park
This family fun park is located 3 miles northeast of Caernarfon. Playgrounds, boats, slides and archery can all keep the kids a mused. A real highlight though is the woodland which has some of the largest most amazing Oaks trees.