The finest example of a concentric castle and a World Heritage Site. Edward I and his architect, James of St George, designed this castle as their crowning glory. A huge castle with near-perfect symmetry – four concentric rings of defences including a water-filled moat, its own dock to take advantage of its location by the sea. Sadly the money ran out and the work ceased by the 1320s. The south gatehouse and the six great towers in the inner ward were never completed.

Despite not being finished it can hold its head up as one of the most ambitious castles that, despite being unfinished, is also one of the most beautiful. The chapel has been restored and the singers amongst you will love the acoustics.

Other Edward I castles: Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech. All very much worth visiting.

To book tickets visit the Cadw website.

  • Close to Cottage

  • Castle

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