Caernarfon is located in Gwynedd on the coast of Wales. It is well known for its castle and has maintained the Welsh language, which can certainly be a treat. The area serves as a great base for exploring other areas in Wales which are located nearby, including Conwy. The castle in Caernarfon has been largely restored and should not be missed when in the local area. There are ample shops, restaurants and pubs in Caernarfon and in the surrounding area, making it an ideal place for visitors who are looking to get away for a few days.
Caernarfon is a small Welsh town that has a landmark with a reputation that precedes itself, Caernarfon Castle. The Castle itself has been the home of and borne witness to many a remarkably historical event throughout the annals of time with many a conquest, assassination and the occasional bout of regicide to boot!
Caernarfon Castle was first constructed in 1283 by King Edward I in commemoration of yet another military victory which he had managed to secure for himself, by the conquest of the small town of Gwynedd and further domination of the land by means of creating a number of enclaves with a series of connected towns later containing them within the walls.
The construction of the castle was to prove to be the fatal act that brought about Edward's downfall, as the extravagant cost for the construction of the structure was enough to incite open revolt by the peasant class. Edward, an already unpopular ruler due to his arbitrary taxes, corruption and blatant abuse of the power invested in him soon found he was even more alienated from the people.
If you want to sample some gorgeous scenery and have a walk around picturesque surroundings then you need look no further than Glynllifon Park, which houses a variety of visually stunning and frankly, breath-taking gardens and floral displays which have been designated as sites of interest within the scientific community.
Glynllifon Park is also used to host a number of different stalls, such as arts and crafts as well as local food.