Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is bigger and in better shape than Criccieth but perhaps not as impressive as Conwy. Maybe it's just that we saw Conwy first?

Caernarfon Castle sits right in town. 

Definitely more substantial than Criccieth and in better shape. More similar to Conwy. There was work underway when we were there. 

Great views of the town and surrounding area can be had from the walls and towers. 

There were some old cannons on display. The castle is very close to the water. 

The Game of Crowns display was interesting: a giant chessboard with game pieces representing different English and Welsh rulers. The size of the statue represented its importance in history. 

game of crowns