Castles of Edward I (North Wales: 1 or 2 days)

The castles built by Edward I in North Wales constituted the most ambitious & expensive military engineering project of the Middle Ages. Edward had fought two very expensive campaigns against the Welsh between 1277 & 1282. His “Iron Ring” of castles at Conwy, Harlech, Caernarfon & Beaumaris was designed to quell future opposition to English rule. The castles could be resupplied by sea & they were all supported by a walled township of English settlers.

Edward consolidated English military & political authority in Wales but the huge burden placed on the royal finances forced Edward to summon what became known as the “Model Parliament” of 1295.

Castles of Edward I: Suggested Castels of Edward I: Conwy_CastleItineraries

One-Day Tour includes:
Local pick-up & travel to North Wales to visit:
Conwy Castle: the first of the “big four” castles to be built
Lunch period in Caernarfon
Caernarfon Castle: built as the administrative centre of the newly-conquered principality
Depart from Caernarfon & return to drop-off point(s)


Two-Day Tour includes:
Day 1: Visits to Conwy & Caernarfon Castles as aboveCastles of Edward I: Caernarfon_Castle
Overnight in Llandudno on B&B basis.
Day 2: Morning visit to either Beaumaris or Harlech Castle
Afternoon free in Llandudno (or see alternatives below)
Depart North Wales & return to drop-off point(s)


Alternative Visits:
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Great Orme Copper Mines
Afternoon in Chester


One-day tours are suitable for groups located up to 120 miles from North Wales. Two-day tours are more suitable for groups located between 120 & 200 miles from North Wales. Longer tours can be arranged for groups that are further away. Local pick-up & return times will be dependent upon your group’s location.


All prices based on 40 paying clients plus 2 free places. Quotations available for groups between 20 & 39.

1-day tours from £59 per person 2-day tours from £135 per person

Further Details

All tours include a Tour Guide, local pick-up, coach and B&B accommodation as well as entrance fees, tour notes and maps. For further information or to obtain a free quotation, contact our office on 01244 340 777 or email or complete an Enquiry Form.

Making a Booking

When you decide to book a tour, please complete the details on the Booking Form and return it to our address together with your deposit.  Our terms and Conditions for Groups are available on the website (see footer below).

Castles of Edward I: Useful Links

Click on the links below for information about these locations:

Conwy Caernarfon  Beaumaris  Harlech

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