A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect.
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Built for Edward I, by Master James of St George, Conwy Castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.
Over 3/4m (1.2km) of town walls, one of the finest and most complete sets in Europe, with twenty-one towers and three gateways. N and W of castle, enclosing much of the town.