Llanberis Snowdonia, Caernarfon, LL55 4SU, United Kingdom
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Lon las Menai
If we lift it up a bit it should go....
Travel Tips for Caernarfon
A busy Saturday market takes place on Y Maes on the castle's front doorstep. this is a great ime to enjoy the bustling market town and see the locals in their welsh dress.
On this same square tradition has it that Edward presented his son as the Prince of Wales to the people (a title carried by 22 heirs to the British throne ever since)
The castle is very impressive and it looks much different than the other castles I've seen in Wales. The towers has angles instead of being round like i.e. Conwy Castle. It is huge and imposing and to fit it all in the camera I'd have had to go across the river, but unfortunately I didn't have the possibility to do that.
Caernarfon Castle - Eagle Tower
King Edward's I's most impressive fortress. Stupendously strong, it was built between 1283 and 1301 with polygonal towers and colour-banded masonry modelled on the 5th-century walls of Constantinople.
The castle was designed as a seat of government rule and a royal palace. Living quarters with glass windows were fitted in the towers, of which the Eagle Tower is the finest, on whose turrets you can spot the weathered eagle from which it gets its name, and where stone helmetd figures were intended to swell the garrison's numbers.
The greatest of all the castle's towers, with fine apartments on each of the three floors above the basement antechamber.
Segontium Roman Fort and Museum
Segontium is a Roman fort for a Roman auxiliary force, located on the outskirts of Caernarfon. The fort was founded by Agricola in 77 or 78 AD after he had conquered the Ordovices. It was the main Roman fort in the north of Roman Wales and was designed to hold about a thousand auxiliary infantry. It was connected by a Roman road to the Roman legionary base at Chester, Deva Victrix. Unlike the more recent Caernarfon castle alongside the Seiont estuary, Segontium is located on higher ground giving a good view of the Menai Straits and the Snowdonia Mountain Range. There is also a little museum next to the Roman site.
OPENING TIMES :- 12:30 am - 4:30pm. There is no admission charge.
Caernarfon Llyfrgell Library
There is free internet access at this library.
-free broadband access to the Internet
Monday: 9.30am to 7pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 7pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 1pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 7pm
Friday: 9.30am to 7pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 1pm
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