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Edward I and Queen Eleanor visited Caernarfon in 1284 and it was said that their son, Edward, the first English prince of Wales, was born at the castle in 1284.
Construction of the castle was integrated with the construction of town walls protecting the newly established borough, the town being situated on the N side of the castle.
It was restored and refurbished from the mid nineteenth century.
The castle, together with the walled borough (NPRN 93527), was begun in 1283 and was still incomplete by about 1330 when major work ended.
It remained garrisoned, however, and withstood two sieges during the Glyndwr rebellion.
By 1292 the southern external façade of the castle was probably complete, while on the N side the castle was protected by a ditch and the walled town.
The castle was damaged during an uprising in 1294 led by Madog ap Llewelyn, but Edward I swiftly regained control of Caernarfon and the castle, where restoration work began in 1295.
(Gwynedd Archaeological Trust HER)At the S end of the town and on the N bank of the Afon Seiont.
Begun in 1283 and still incomplete when building work ceased c1330.