Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

With its seven polygonal towers (including the great Eagle Tower), two gatehouses, and walls of colour-banded stone, King Edward I intended the castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for north Wales. Begun in 1283 under the direction of Master James of St George, the King's mason-architect, and continuously in Crown possession since. Scene of much recent royal pageantry, including the 1969 Investiture of the Prince of Wales. World Heritage Site. Three site exhibitions; Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers; The Eagle and the Dragon audio-visual display.

There is a complete circuit of Town Walls, including eight towers and two twin towered gateways, surviving in places to battlement height.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Last admission 30 mintues before closing

1 March - 30 June 2015 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
1 July - 31 August 2015 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
1 September - 31 October 2015 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Admission charges

Adult - £6.75
Family - £20.25 (2 adult and 2 children under 16)
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £5.10


  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments

Additional info

Wheelchair users and the visually handicapped, together with their assisting companion, will be admitted free of charge to all monuments.

Please note that, for health reasons, dogs are not allowed on Cadw sites. Guide dogs and hearing dogs for the deaf are welcome.

Collection details

Architecture, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Caernarfon Castle
Castle Ditch
LL55 2AY




01286 677617

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