Tag Archive: Caernarfon Castle

Remnants of 13th-Century Town Walls Unearthed in Wales

caernarfon walls

The Welsh town of Caernarfon played a crucial role in the fraught history between England and Wales; here, in the late 13th century, English king Edward I built an imposing castle to solidify his conquest of the region. Recently, during a survey ahead of construction, archaeologists stumbled upon several important relics from Caernarfon’s medieval past—including…

Britain’s best castles

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, UK

7 must-see strongholds in Britain Britain’s rich and varied history has been characterised by conflict for hundreds of years, and reminders of these fierce battles dot the British landscape in the form of towering castles and fortresses. On your visit to Britain be sure to get a taste of its fascinating history by visiting some…

International Travelers Name Castle-Hopping in Wales the #1 Activity in Britain

International travelers have selected touring castles in Wales as the most popular of 18 travel experiences that can only be found in Britain. 10,000 people in 20 countries were surveyed by VisitBritain for the 2010 Nation Brands Index. 34% of participants would like to visit castles in Wales, making it the most frequently chosen response….

Climbing Great Buildings at Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle will be the star attraction of BBC2’s Climbing Great Buildings at 6.30pm on 8 September. The series sees architectural historian Dr Jonathan Foyle get closer to Britain’s most iconic structures than any television programme has done before. It is only by climbing these great structures that Jonathan can reveal the secrets of our…