Plas Gwyn Caravan And Camping Park
Llanberis Road, Caernarfon, LL55 2AQ, United Kingdom
More about Caernarfon
River Seiont, Caernarfon
Caernarfon Castle, Wales
Travel Tips for Caernarfon
Wales is physically separated from England by the Cambrian Mountains.
Nearly every Welsh town or city has a standing castle, a proof of its turbulent past with its neighbours. It was not until 1535 went Wales became part of Great Britain.
About a fifth of the population still speak Welsh language and it is dominant in north Wales.
The rugged terrain helped to resist invasion from the Saxons, although they were conquered by the Romans, they still have a very strong Celtic past.
The Welsh flag can be seen everywhere as a gentle reminder to the visitor that they are in Welsh soil.
Segontium Roman Fort
Segontium Roman Fort saw active service between AD77 and AD395, it was originally built in wood but was gradually rebuilt using stone from from around AD140.
In it's heyday, garrisoned by the 20th Augustan Legion and surrounded by a shanty town which would have been inhabited by traders and and by the familys of the soldiers it would have represented an impressive urban complex in what would then have been a totaly rural part of the world.
The on site museum offers some fine examples of roman coins and other items that have been found on site.
The Museum and Fort are free to visit
they are open Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays.
opening times are 12:30 to 16:30
Y Doc Fictoria - Victoria Dock
This is a lovely little revitalised harbour area with new developments such as flats, shops, bars and restaurants overlooking the picturesque dock area which houses extravagent yaghts and sailing boats.
Caernarfon Castle - Watch Tower
A look-out point with a lean-to roof to give cover to the watchman.
A section of the battlements on top of the Watch Tower showing one of the grooves in which a wooden shutter was hung for the protection of crossbowmen.
Wet and Windy !!!
We spent a morning here in this lovely Welsh town,Maria and Gemma went shopping,while James and I explored this huge Castle.
There were alot more Welsh speakers here than you get down here in South Wales,its a strange souding accent,very unique.
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