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Castle
“If you've never seen a castle up close, this is your chance ! Walk in and around the walls of Caernarfon Castle. A must.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Castle
“Caernarfon Castle is recognised around the world as one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages. This fortress-palace on the banks of the River Seiont is grouped with Edward I’s other castles at Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech as a World Heritage Site. But for sheer scale and architectural drama Caernarfon stands alone. Here Edward and his military architect Master James of St George erected a castle, town walls and a quay all at the same time. This gigantic building project eventually took 47 years and cost a staggering £25,000. The castle was born out of bitter war with Welsh princes. So of course its immense curtain walls and daunting King’s Gate were designed to withstand assault. But the polygonal towers, eagle statues and multi-coloured masonry sent a more subtle message. These echoed imperial Roman architecture, especially the walls of Constantinople. They also recalled the Welsh myth of Macsen Wledig, who dreamed of a great fort at the mouth of a river – ‘the fairest that man ever saw’. So Caernarfon is a castle of dreams. A legend brought to life. Even after 700 years it still stirs the imagination like no other Welsh castle.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Castle
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“A great family day out with a playground outside, nice little cafe and plenty to see inside the castle.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“Lovely National trust property with a great garden to explore and a tree house for the kids!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Exhibitions & events including Kyffin Williams & Charles Tunnicliffe Galleries at Llangefni, Anglesey”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Restored fisherman’s cottage. My grandfather remembers the day the last occupant was born and our family donated many of the historical objects you can view. A glimpse of what Anglesey was like when my family first arrived in the 1920s”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to take the children. Especially if they love dinosaurs. Interesting little attraction for all ages. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Come and find the car you first drove, or that you remember from when you were a kid! This is a great place to take you back in time, with a lovely cafe”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Get the prints at Ty Nain here! A local artist famous for local beach scenes.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Lunar landscapes, delightful harbour with 2 x modern museums along with a quaint cafe / bistro that will tantalise your taste buds. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Druid Circle of Standing Stones up in the mountains dating back to at least 2,000 BC”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“A great place to go and get a present for that special person in your live or get something for yourself to remind you of the fab time you had whilst visiting Anglesey.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The museum holds Welsh furniture, textiles, art, archaeology, social history items. It is brimming with stories from Gwynedd and surrounding area, including the Roman Segontium sword, the Welsh not, model of Telford's suspension bridge, the King of Bardsey's crown. The shop sells hand-made crafts including ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards and prints. There is a lovely Tearoom Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1DT Tel: 01248 353368 www.gwynedd.gov.uk/museum”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends