Destination: Caernarfon


Small town and historic region of North Wales


Caernarfon Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Caernarfon


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Region: Wales

Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day

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What's nearby? Snowdonia, North Wales

What transport do you recommend? The town itself is very small and largely pedestrianised. A car or bus is needed to get here though.

Did you know? Caernarfon has the most Welsh speaking community in all of Wales.

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What can I see in and around Caernarfon?

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is possibly the most famous of Wales' many castles and was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Segontium Fort

Visitors to Segontium Fort can see Roman remains as well as a fascinating museum which tells the story of the conquest and occupation of Wales and includes fine examples of the finds excavated from the site, giving you a vivid idea of life in this part of Roman occupied Britain.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Welsh Highland Railway

The narrow-gauge Welsh Highland Railway located near the castle takes you on a steam train through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, past streams, woodlands and beautiful lakes to the foothills of Mount Snowdon itself. The single journey to Porthmadog takes 2 hours.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Caernarfon Airworld

Caernarfon Airworld is situated 6 miles from Caernarfon and hosts a small museum which portrays the history of aviation in North Wales. A number of aircrafts are exhibited, together with displays of various aero engines.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Penrhyn Castle

The spectacular Penrhyn Castle is a large Victorian castle (1820-45) with a park and garden overlooking Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Isle of Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey is Britain's largest island, although it is connected to the mainland by the suspension bridges spanning the Menai Strait.
Time to spend here: half day   More information


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is probably the most famous place here. You can stop to take a photo of the longest place name in the UK, and possibly the world, at its railway station.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle is the most stylish example of medieval military architecture in Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

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