Friday, September 02, 2011

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is built right next to the water.  This is the back of the castle.
We spent the most amazing morning wandering in Caernarfon Castle.  It has seven towers, all of which you can climb to see the view from the top.  When you tire of medievel stairs, there is the Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, a group who are renowned for their bravery.  Or visit the displays on The Princes of Wales, this is the castle where they all started.  There is even a history of Edward I, who built the castle, and why.
One of the many staircases to climb while exploring the castle.  The rope at the center is the "hand rail".
A big lock for a big Castle.  Actually it was on a door inside the castle to keep the tourists out.

The interior of the Castle.  The round podium is where Charles Prince of Wales was invested in 1969.  The past 4 Princes of Wales have been invested at Caernarfon.
View from the top of Eagle Tower, the tallest of the 7.
The map had the basic plan, but didn't show all the dead ends or rocked up walls.
Up in the tower, looking out to the bay.

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