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Cadw's ambitious project to transform the Caernarfon Castle visitor experience.

The majestic King's Gate is the focus of a £4 million investment to install a rooftop deck, floors in its towers and a lift to allow visitors to get to parts of the gatehouse that have been inaccessible for centuries. 

Follow our timeline of developments from securing planning permission in 2020 to the latest engineering feat of raising a metal frame over 13th century battlements...

Visit Caernarfon Castle

22 July 2022


The work on the King's Gate, once completed, will improve site accessibility allowing wheelchair users to reach the top of the King's Gate tower via a glass lift.

Visit Caernarfon Castle

5 November 2021


Key representatives from Cadw and the project team gathered for a topping out ceremony which celebrates the project reaching the highest point in its construction.

24 September 2021

A giant steel frame is hoisted over the battlements

July 2021

190 tonnes of scaffold is constructed around the King's Gate entrance

4 May 2021


Find out from Buttress Architects how work is progressing on our project at Caernarfon Castle…

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9 September 2020

Planning application submitted for Caernarfon Castle’s exciting King’s Gate redevelopment

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