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Caernarfon, also sometimes spelled Caernarvon or Carnarvon, is a famous royal town in northwest Wales. Caernarfon is most famous for its spectacular Caernarfon Castle and for having the highest percentage of Welsh speakers in Wales. This historic town is easy to explore by car hire in Caernarfon.
The town has a National office in addition to many other independent companies, all of which are easy places to choose car rental in Caernarfon. One of the first stops for visitors who travel by cheap car hire in Caernarfon is Caernarfon Castle, which Edward I built and which some consider a landmark of English domination.
The castle is also home to the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of this British army regiment. An even earlier part of Caernarfon's history, the Segontium Roman Fort, lies in the town's outskirts.
The fort includes a visitor centre and a museum filled with other Roman landmarks, and offers a breathtaking view of the nearby Menai Straits. Next to the fort lies a temple to Mithras, a Roman god, as well as a cemetery and other remains of an ancient Roman settlement.
More modern Caernarfon attractions include the Redline Indoor Karting centre, the Caernarfon Golf Club, and Gypsy Wood Park, which includes the biggest miniature G Scale garden railway in the United Kingdom. Wales' highest mountain is just one of the unforgettable sites at Snowdonia National Park, just a small distance away by car rental in Caernarfon.