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Dominating the town of Caernarfon the 13th century castle castle was the greatest of those built buy Edward 1st, and bears a striking resemblance to Constantinople.During the Welsh rebellion , in 1294, the castle was captured and burned by Madog ap Llywelyn before it was even completed. It was later retaken by Edward and finished around 1330. Owain Glyndŵr laid siege to it in 1403 and 1404 but failed to take it. The royalist were less successful during the civil war, surrendering, in 1646, to the Parliamentarians.This aerial photograph of Caernarfon castle can also be seen in my book, North Wales from the air.