Photographs of Caernarfon Castle

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The Eagle Tower, Caernarfon Castle Interior of the Kings Gate, Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Castle from the East showing the Queens Gate

Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive of all of the castles in Wales. It's defensive capabilities were not as overt or as powerful as those of Edward I's other castles such as Harlech and Beaumaris, but Caernarfon was intended as a seat of power and as a symbol of English dominance over the Welsh. It's much more like Conwy Castle, in shape and like Conwy, while the castle was under construction, defensive walls were built around the town.
Although the Castle Walls are mostly complete, with the exception of the Towers, the interior buildings no longer survive and the building plans for the Kings Gate and the Queens Gate were never completed (see the outside of the Queens Gate in the photo above and the interior of the Kings Gate in the photo to the left).
More photographs of the Castle

Lower Ward from the Eagle Tower, Caernarfon Castle Model of Caernarfon from the North Kings Gate and Granary Tower from the Black Tower, Caernarfon Castle Lower Ward, Caernarfon Castle

Beaumaris Castle
Chirk Castle
Conwy Castle
Criccieth Castle
Froncysyllte Aquaduct
Harlech Castle
Plas Mawr, Conwy

Upper Ward, Caernarfon Castle