Located approximately 45 minutes drive from Harlech.
King Edward intended this castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for north Wales. The castle's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284. In 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the investiture of HRH Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.
Standing at the mouth of the Seiont river, the fortress (with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and colour-banded masonry) dominates the walled town.
History comes alive at Caernarfon in so many ways - along the lofty wall-walks, beneath the twin-towered gatehouse and within imaginative exhibitions located within the towers. The castle also houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Wales's oldest regiment - thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund leading designers and craftsmen have created the most up-to-date regimental museum in the country. Caernarfon's position of pre-eminence in the historic rankings is recognized in its status as a World Heritage inscribed site.
Visit the Cadw website for more information about Caernarfon Castle
Visit Wales filmed the Darkes family as they travelled through Wales on their holiday, this clip shows their trip to Caernarfon Castle and Greenwood Forest Park