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Address: The Vardre, Deganwy, Wales
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Great views for so little effort

There seem to be lots of ways to access the castle. My approach was from Vardre Avenue, going via the track from All Saints church. It's best to do a little homework on Google... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Paul J

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There seem to be lots of ways to access the castle. My approach was from Vardre Avenue, going via the track from All Saints church. It's best to do a little homework on Google maps because there are only a few authorised access points, with lots of fencing to deter from any alternatives. The walk up takes about 1/2-3/4 hour.... More 

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Thank Paul J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

There is not much of the castle left to see but a trek to the top is worthwhile. As it was a beautiful sunny day the views were splendid. There are a variety of ways to get up there... we happened to leave the car near the station and go behind a set of houses to join the path. We... More 

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Thank Asef1975
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Okay, it's a bit of a hike with the dog in toe but the views from the top, excellent. from Snowdon right round to the isle of Man on a good clear day.

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Thank Matthew L
stoke city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Once you climb onto the top of The Vadre the imagination and history takes over as you stand on the first castle ,defending this part of Wales.views across Conwy estuary to Anglesey ,make this an interesting diversion from the Welsh Coastal path passing through Deganwy below.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We parked bt All Saints Church - off All Saints Avenue - only car in car park on the weekday that we went. We went through the gate and turned left, as indicated by the signs. This path was quite overgrown and we came back via the path that leads straight ahead (away from the castle!). If you take this... More 

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Not a lot of castle left but it must have been very impressive at the time , but the views are worth the walk

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Probably the best view in Wales - Snowdonia, Conwy Castle and the Conwy estuary. Well worth the climb. As a child I walked my dog here (45 years ago). Best and easiest access is via the twitten in Maes-y-Castell.

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Thank Su L
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Walk is a bit steep for some and the walk up the hills either side of the castle will not be to everyone's cup of tea but worth it if you like a bit more of a trek.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, great show put on by jousters. Friendly staff. Long walk if your child suddenly needs one of the toilets but I guess you can't out a toilet in a medieval ruined castle!

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Thank Louis C
Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

There are amazing views from all over this castle. There is an easy to follow guide which allows you to explore all the castle. The history of the castle is second to none and it allows you to work out what life was like in yester year. A very good well stocked and well priced shop.

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