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Caernarfon (Caernarvon)

  Caernarfon Castle Where did Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, go to get invested with the job of Prince of Wales? Caernarfon Castle (a World Heritage Site). You too can visit this beautifully preserved 13th century castle, although your kids probably won't get the same red carpet treatment.
      The stone castle, begun in 1283 by Edward I, sits on the site of an earlier Norman motte and bailey castle, on a peninsula overlooking the River Seiont. In the early 15th century, time and again the castle was beseiged with catapults, trebuchets and seige towers, but Caernarfon Castle withstood the attacks. Anyone in your family who's interested in knights and castles will want to spend hours at Caernarfon Castle.
    Segontium Roman Museum – The museum, filled with Roman artifacts, is sited on an old Roman fort built in 80 AD. Edward I had his builders take most of the stones from the fort to use in Caernarfon Castle (look for them there).
    Just outside Caernarfon, at the Greenwood Centre (Port Dinorwig, near Bethel) explore the world of woods, where you can see a Celtic calendar tree, kids can try shooting a longbow (three shots), wander through the woodlands and tree top walkway.

Or, visit the Inigo Jones Slateworks (Groeslon). This slate works originally produced school writing slates and is still in operation. See the shop at work and try letter cutting on slate yourself.

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