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Bangor Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1AR, United Kingdom
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Travel Tips for Caernarfon
Take a walk around the walled Old-Town
Caernarfon has a very small walled old-town located next to the castle which is worth a wander. The streets are lined with lovely Georgian buildings.
Make sure you take a stroll down the pretty, cobbled Hole in the Wall Street, which is a colourful street that runs along the old-town wall. There are several places to eat along here.
Also you can visit St Mary's Church, in the north western corner of the old-town, which was built back in 1307. http://www.caernarfon.com/
The Welsh language, Cymraeg, is spoken by almost 90% of the population in Caernarfon and is the majority language in the whole of Gwynedd. Quite close to Caernarfon is the deserted village of Nant Gwrtheyrn that has been turned into a major Welsh language centre. It organises courses from everyone, total beginners to near fluent speakers. It is set in a very beaufitul surrounding and the atmosphere is great. Oh, and the Welsh language is both fun and easier than it looks. Hwyl Fawr!
The Town Walls
Both the Castle and the town wall were largely constructed by 1285 although work continued on them for many years after.
Archways in the town walls at the ends of Market st, church st and at North Gate st are not original and were added during the 18th and 19th centuries to ease traffic flow.
County courts and old gaol
The County courts and old gaol are situated at the southern entrance of Shirehall Street. This area was formally known as the Kings Gardens and has been occupied by a succession of justice administration buildings and a gaol since medieval times. The present buildings were erected in 1853 and 1863 and reflect the architectural designs of the age. They originally housed the courts and living accomodation for judges and lawyers, necessary for the day to day administration of justice. Today the buildings are taken over totally by the Courts administration for this area of Wales.
Caernarfon Castle: Granary Tower
In many respects the Granary Tower duplicates the Well Tower. It is octagonal, of four storeys surmounted by a turret, and has a wall-passage at ground level leading to a well chamber. Of the main rooms, only the top floor, which is unroofed, is accessible to visitors. It is crossed by the walk-walk along the top of the curtain wall which can be followed across the King's Gate to the Well Tower and so down to the courtyard again.
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