Caernarfon Castle: The History & Our NEW TRIP!

Wed 13th March 2024

Our new trip launches soon; Caernarfon Adventure. A 90 minute trip that boasts the castle from a new perspective as well as exploring the fascinating sights along the Menai Strait.

Tough Times, Tough Castle!

Back in the late 13th century, King Edward I of England had a grand idea: to show off his power in Wales by building some seriously impressive castles. Caernarfon Castle was one of his pet projects. Construction started in 1283 and went on until 1330. Imagine the hustle and bustle of workers putting together those massive walls and towers

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Fit for a King (and a Prince)

This wasn't just any old castle; it was fit for royalty. In fact, King Edward II's son, who would later become King Edward II himself, was born right there in Caernarfon Castle in 1284. Talk about a royal birthplace! The castle became the go-to spot for all sorts of fancy ceremonies and events, showing off the king's power and prestige.

Life wasn't all feasts and celebrations at Caernarfon Castle, though. It faced some pretty tough challenges, like when the Welsh rebelled during the Glyndŵr Rising in the early 15th century. The castle got a bit banged up, but it held its ground like a champ. It just goes to show how tough those old stones were!

A Castle with Character

Over the years, Caernarfon Castle got a few facelifts and changes to keep up with the times. But through it all, its unique character and history were carefully preserved. In 1986, it even got the ultimate stamp of approval when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now that's what you call a castle with clout!

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Still Standing Strong

Today, Caernarfon Castle is more than just a pile of old rocks; it's a living piece of history. Its towering walls and grand towers still draw in visitors from all over the world, giving them a glimpse into the epic tales of knights and kings from centuries past. As you wander through its nooks and crannies, you can't help but feel the weight of history all around you.

So, next time you find yourself in Wales, make sure to pay a visit to Caernarfon Castle. It's not just a castle; it's a window into a world of adventure, bravery, and legendary tales that will leave you in awe.

When can we book?

Our Caernarfon Adventure launches on the 25th March!

It is a 90 minute long trip and is £45 pp

To book click here!