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  Caernarfon Castle
The castle was intended to and capable of accommodating the household of the king's eldest son (created Prince of Wales under Edward I), with his council, family and guests also in attendance.
As mentioned before, this was as the castle was intended as the capital of a new dominion, and a palace for the dynasty of the new Prince of Wales.
The king's son, Edward of Caernarfon, was born in 1284 and henceforward the castle must have been seen as the palace of a new dynasty of princes.
www.castlewales.com /caernarf.html   (2091 words)

  Wales At Heart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Caernarvon is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in Wales.
Caernarvon is located at the southern end of the Menai Strait between north Wales and Anglesey, 8 miles south west of Bangor.
Castles are not built in a day, and Caernarvon castle and town demonstrably has two main building periods.
www.walesatheart.com /wahcastles/caernarfon.htm   (821 words)

 Travel to the Past - Castles
It is not the strongest castle ever built, but it served Edward's purpose of demonstrating England's dominance over the Welsh at that time.
Castles were excellent defense against attack, when the attacking force had little more than swords and arrows.
Castle walls were often 10 feet thick or more, made up of two parallel rows of fitted stone and a filling of rubble between them.
www.angelfire.com /oh5/stones/Castles.htm   (422 words)

 ::Concentric Castles::
Each concentric castle had a very heavily defended entrance and the central core was defended by a series of curtain walls.
Towers in castles such as Beaumaris and Caernarvon were not square such as those found in stone keep castles.
All of Edward's castles were built by the sea which allowed boats as large as 300 tons to get right up to the castles to enable them to be supplied.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /concentric_castles.htm   (728 words)

 Medieval Caernarvon Castle
Taylor, A. (Arnold Joseph) Caernarvon Castle and town walls,London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1953.
Taylor, A. (Arnold Joseph) The Welsh castles of Edward I.
Castles, a short history of fortifications from 1600 B.C. to A. London, Toronto, W. Heinemann, ltd. [1939].
vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu /medart/image/England/caernarvon/castle/maincaern.html   (254 words)

 Caernarvon Castle & Welsh Mythology
The Welsh Medieval Castles built by the English under the direction of King Edward I provided a power base for the Medieval Plantagenet King and ensured that the Welsh were subservient to the English.
Caernarvon was a key position for one of the Medieval Welsh Castles of King Edward.
Caernarvon castle was built to embody both history and legend.
www.castles.me.uk /caernarvon-castle-welsh-mythology.htm   (1293 words)

Anyway, Warwick Castle, a 14th Century edifice and probably the best preserved Castle in Europe, is just a must under the circumstances and the inspiration for this particular article.
The castle continued to pass from one family to another until garrisoned for Parliament through Lord Brook, when it was besieged in 1642 by the King's forces.
The defence was long and the besiegers poured water from the moat on red hot metal thrown from the castle, causing violent explosions which tore the tower from its foundations, leaving it in its present position.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Franklyn_Roberts/castle.htm   (1346 words)

 Caernarvon - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The castle, begun by Edward I c.1284, is a fine example of a medieval fortress.
Police charge homeowner in Caernarvon house fire: James A. Seidel left phone messages for a woman in which he admitted to starting the blaze in his residence, investigators say.
Caernarvon Township, Pa., to Consider Wal-Mart Zoning Variance.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-caernarv.html   (249 words)

 Medieval Castle Plans, Towers, Keeps
There are many drawings which show the true beauty of castle design and the ingenuity of their architects and we plan to include a dedicated drawings section at a future date.
As well as circular castles there are triangular castles and ones with satellite towers attached by aerial walkways.
The largest tower was probably at Caernarvon castle which was 21m in diameter.
www.medieval-castle.com /plans_towers_keeps.htm   (275 words)

Caernarfon (or "Caernarvon") Castle—was built (1283–1330) on the orders of English King Edward I as part of a great chain of castles along the northwestern coast of Wales.
Caernarfon Castle once "protected" the English garrison and their Welsh subjects from Celtic raiders from the peninsular and island territories, from the sea, and, most prominently, from the mountainous wilds of Snowdonia.
While it is possible for visitors to imagine life in the castle, Caernarfon’s apartments and interiors remain unfurnished except for several interesting displays and exhibitions, especially the military Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (currently closed due to emergency repairs).
www.homeatfirst.com /caernarf.htm   (686 words)

Most medieval castles took from 5 to 10 years to build and were built with up to 2,000 skilled workers.
European castles were built between the years from before 1000 to after 1400 A.D., but the great age of medieval castle building was between 1200 and 1300.
Label the rooms and features of the castle (like the "Great Hall" or dining hall, kitchen, fireplace, towers, inner courtyard, stables for the horses, apartments for the servants, barracks for the soldiers, gate house, drawbridge, moat, dungeon, keep, etc.) Tell how some of the important rooms were used.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/Castles/Castles.html   (1153 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle was built by Edward I and his master castle builder, James of St George, who started work on the new castle in around 1283.
The castle is elongated in the east-west direction, with the main entrance on the northern side protected by two of the towers and known as the King's Gate.
Edward, the future king of England was born at Caernarvon Castle on the 25th April, 1284.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl700.htm   (319 words)

 Author Daniel Mersey
Mr Mersy also has a BA degree in Archaeology from the University of York and participated in the important CADW excavations at Dolforwyn Castle.
Persons wishing to discuss any aspect of these articles are encouraged to contact (e-mail) the author directly at: danielmersey@yahoo.com.
Goodrich Castle - an English castle on the Welsh Marches
www.castlewales.com /mersey.html   (190 words)

 Castles of the World Newsletter: November 25 , 2002
The choice in castles that you made for the trip were wonderful as usual.
Gillettes Castle was William Gillettes Castle (Actor who played Sherlock Holmes) He was sailing down the Connecticut river one afternoon, and saw Seven hills in a row called the Seven Sisters.
From what I heard and seen, Gillettes Castle has been going through some renovation and I had heard some stories that they were going to put back the miniature train, for people to ride once again on the grounds of Gillettes Castle.
www.castlesoftheworld.com /Newsletter/2002-11-25.htm   (667 words)

 Caernarfon Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The castle's linear design is sophisticated by comparison with earlier British castles, and the walls are said to have been modelled on those of Constantinople, Edward being a keen Crusader.
The castle was used again in 1911 for the investiture of the then Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, because of its past associations with the English crown.
The castle also houses the regimental museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and is part of the World Heritage Site "Castles and Town Walls of King Edward I in Gwynedd".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caernarvon_Castle   (636 words)

 Caernarvon Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Caernarvon Castle is the ceremonial home of the Prince of Wales.
Caernarvon is the county seat of Caernarvonshire, the county in which Bangor and the University College was located.
Caernarvon was something like 15 miles,as I recall, from Bangor.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /nave-html/Wales/caernarvon.html   (72 words)

 tour15e- Caernarvon Castle, Conwy Castle
The castle was an important part of King Edward I's plan of surrounding Wales in "an iron ring of castles" to subdue the rebellious population.
The majestic old suspension bridge connecting the castle with the main peninsula, depicted in many representations of the castle over the years, still guards the main approach to the castle.
Castle and town walls were all built in a frenzied period of activity between 1283-87, a tremendous achievement in which up to 1,500 craftsmen and labourers were involved during peak periods.
www.britishmysterytour.com /Writeups/tour15e.htm   (1458 words)

 caernarvon castle stock images / stock images of caernarvon castle photos search
Caernarfon Square statue of Sir Hugh Owen a pioneer of higher education in W...
Caernarvon, Gwynedd, Wales, UK / June STATUE of R.
Caernarvon, Gwynedd, Wales, UK / June STATUE of SIR HUGH OWEN 1804 to 188...
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 Haunted Castle Tours
Then, at nearby mighty, moated LEEDS CASTLE, inside visit, which Lord Conway describes as "the loveliest castle in the world," there's plenty of time to admire the lavish state apartments, which have hosted international summit meetings, and to take a leisurely stroll in the magnificent gardens, zoo and maze.
The original Norman castle was built in the 14th century.
Early afternoon visit to DUBLIN CASTLE, inside visit, which stands in the heart of old Dublin, St. Patrick's Hall is part of the suite of luxury State Apartments housed on the upper floors on the south side of the castle.
www.hauntedcastlesandhotels.com /Tours/index.htm   (1035 words)

 Views of Gosford Castle
The immense granite castle, reputed to be the largest pile in Ireland, with over 150 rooms, sprang fully fledged in its elaborate neo-Norman detail from Hopper's imagination.
Having been handed down from father to son over the generations, the fourth Earl of Gosford was first of all forced to sell off the library to pay racing debts, and eventually, in 1921, the remaining contents had to go.
At various times the castle was used as winter quarters for a travelling circus and as a store for the Public Record Office.
www.gosford.co.uk /castle.html   (559 words)

 Tourist Information on the towns and villages in NORTH WALES - Tourist Net UK guide
Caernarvon Castle was built by order of Edward I in 1283, not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace.
It was the birth place of the first Prince of Wales and centuries later the castle was also the setting for the investiture of Prince Charles as the present Prince of Wales, in 1969.
Today, the castle houses the Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales' oldest regiment, and there are a number of exhibitions housed within its towers.
www.touristnetuk.com /Wa/northwales/towns/caernarfon.htm   (291 words)

 Keeps and Towers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The English say a man's home is his castle -- well, these were homes for very proud but insecure people, so they built these architectural masterpieces both to vaunt their grandeur in local society and for self-protection and the suppression of their serfs.
The Keep (or at least the largest tower in a smaller castle) was not only the final bastion of defense, but the epitome of what the builder could accomplish esthetically within his means as a show of power and superiority.
The most grandiose (Caernarvon's Eagle Tower) really is a keep, but it is not located where the keep would have been built had the grand plan ever been finalized (they ran out of money, what else?), so it is just the most glorified wall tower ever built in Wales.
www.britcastles.com /keeps.htm   (1025 words)

 Travel for Kids: Caernarfon, Wales
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.
Be a medieval castle builder with this paper model of Caernarfon (Caernarvon) Castle.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Wales/caernarfon.htm   (319 words)

 WSL's StampNews Page
It was supposed to show William's face with the backdrop of Caernarfon Castle in north Wales, where Prince Charles's investiture as Prince of Wales was held.
But the designers got their castles mixed-up - and put a picture of nearby Beaumaris Castle on the 75p stamp instead.
The stamp is one of a set of four 75p stamps being issued on the island to celebrate Prince William's 18th birthday.
www.angelfire.com /nb/WSL/StampNews.htm   (677 words)

Our next stop was Caernarvon Castle, where the Prince of Wales was made, well, Prince of Wales ("Invested", I think is the word).
The Castle is also the home to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (with their mascot, a goat), and had an interesting museum with the history of the castle and of the British Royal Family.
The castle is not far from a bay and a dock area so there were lots of sailing ships about.
www.gshotts.com /TRAVEL/Europe/BRITAIN/llanfair.htm   (386 words)

 Caernarfon Castle
The upper ward area is thought to rest upon and incorporate an earlier earthwork castle enclosure/mound.
King Edward I intended the castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for north Wales.
Coldstream, N., 1988, ‘The castle builders: Harlech and Caernarfon’;, in ‘Architecture’, in B Ford (ed), The Cambridge guide to the arts in Britain.
homepage.mac.com /philipdavis/Welshsites/90.html   (986 words)

 Unfulfilled Desires in London, 2005 - Notes from the Revolution blog
Well, like I said at the beginning of this post, being a spiritual teacher is a rather stressful and relatively thankless occupation … No, actually, Andrew hit the London clubs to bust out his drumsticks and rock the night away—transmitting the message of freedom-here-and-now through an entirely different medium.
Unfulfilled Desires, Andrew’s avant-garde jazz-fusion band, played to three packed houses at the Caernarvon Castle club in Camden Town, the Vortex Jazz Club, and a place called the Vibe Bar in London’s East End.
According to a friend of mine, Faheem Nusrat, who attended the gigs: “The owner of the Camden club was in ecstasy from the music and went as far as to say that the Jazz Café down the road would be jealous if they knew what was happening.
www.andrewcohen.org /notes/index.php?/2weeks/2weeks_night3-5   (206 words)

 King Edward Plantagenet, II of England
Edward married Isabelle Princess Of France [Queen Of England], daughter of Unknown and Jeanne Princess Of Navarre, on 22 Jan 1307/1308 in Boulogne, Pas-DE-Calais, France.
(Isabelle Princess Of France [Queen Of England] was born in 1292 in Paris, Seine, France, died on 22 Aug 1358 in Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, and was buried on 27 Nov 1358 in Grey Friars, Newgate, Middlesex, England.)
(Isabelle, Princess Of France was born in 1292 in Paris, Seine, France, died on 22 Aug 1358 in Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England and was buried on 27 Nov 1358 in Grey Friars, Newgate, Middlesex, England.)
www.ebcal.com /family/genealogy/bg-ped/1674.htm   (702 words)

 Caernarvon Castle, Camden, London, NW1 8AA - pub details # beerintheevening.com
Caernarvon Castle, Camden, London, NW1 8AA - pub details # beerintheevening.com
Unfortunatly a hideous paint job and unnessesary name change on the exterior, along witha giant poster of pete doherty also appeared.
However Sundays were excellent there, but unfortunatly it would appear they broke the bank, there's me and two friends thinking of going into the castle for a pint only to discover it has been turned into a hippies clothes shop.
www.beerintheevening.com /pubs/s/65/6532/Caernarvon_Castle/Camden   (555 words)

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