Caernarfon Castle Timeline

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  • c. 1093
    A motte and bailey castle is built at Caernarfon in Wales by the Normans.
  • 1115 - 1282
    Caernarfon is the site of the Welsh royal court.
  • 1272 - 1307
  • 1283 - 1330
    Caernarfon Castle in Wales is built, a project begun by Edward I of England.
  • 1283 - 1292
    The first major building phase at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 25 Apr 1284
    Edward II of England is born in Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 1294
    The Welsh leader Madog ap Llywelyn attacks and burns Caernarfon Castle.
  • 1295 - 1323
    Second major building phase at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 1295
    Edward I of England recaptures Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 1316
    The traditional wooden hall of the Welsh princes is moved from Conwy to Caernarfon Castle.
  • c. 1317
    The Eagle Tower, a castle keep, is completed at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
  • 1330
    Caernarfon Castle reaches its final appearance (even if parts will never be completed).
  • 1403 - 1404
    Caernarfon Castle is twice besieged by the Welsh leader Owain Glyn Dwr.