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
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