Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

3.5 hours | Holyhead | H L Y - 2 0 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 109.95
Exceptional Value

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Points of Interest

  • Castles
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Caernarfon Castle is an outstanding example of 13th-century military architecture, set atop a rocky promontory overlooking the Seiont River estuary. You'll marvel at one of the most spectacular castles in Britain on this 3.5-hour adventure. Begin with a drive from the Island of Anglesey across historic Menai Suspension Bridge to the royal town of Caernarfon and its namesake castle. Your guided tour of this imposing fortress, part of the Ring of Iron, Edward I's collection of fortresses, will take you from the structure's well-preserved battlements to the top of one or more of its eight mighty towers. Learn the history and legends these walls have seen from 1283 when King Edward I began to build the castle to almost seven centuries later when King Charles was formally invested at Caernarfon by his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, which was then as the 21st Prince of Wales. Enjoy time in the castle gift shop before the drive back to port.

Special Notes:

The drive from Holyhead to Caernarfon is approximately one hour.

The floors and battlements of Caernarfon Castle are slippery in wet weather. Please wear rubber-soled shoes and watch your step.

Child Price:

12 years & under only


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Port and travel to Caernarfon Castle

Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:45

Guided visit of Caernarfon Castle

Transport type: Walking
Time at site: 2:00

Return to Holyhead and re-board your ship

Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:45
Air conditioned: No