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Caernarfon Castle

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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
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One of the most impressive of Edward I's ring of castles built in his attempt to impose English rule on Wales, Caernarfon looks across the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey. The best views of the castle are from across the River Seiont, where boats bob at anchor.

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