Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Caernarfon within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Carnarvon, or Caernarvon, co. town of Carnarvonshire, parl. and mun. bor., and seaport, at mouth of r. Seiont, 6½ miles SW. of Bangor and 241 miles NW. of London by rail, 1897 ac., pop. 10,258; 3 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town is pleasantly situated on the SE. shore of the Menai Strait, and is much frequented in the bathing season. The grand old castle, built by Edward I., is still almost entire. Some portions of the old walls of the town also remain. Slates and copper ore are exported. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) C. unites with Bangor, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli in returning 1 member to Parl.