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Caernarfon Castle

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After all these years Caernarfon’s immense strength remains undimmed. A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a...more
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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

WOW! Great day out, capped by several hours in this magnificent Castle! The views are incredible from the Towers! One tip is go early as the stairs going up the Towers get VERY busy and they are narrow! If your afraid of heights BEWARE or...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit, great castle to explore. I never tire of looking around Scottish Castles. Lovely gift and tea shop too 😊

Thank YorkMax
Reviewed yesterday

Arrived in comfort from Porthmadog via the steam railway. Again thanks to CADW for giving free entry to English Heritage refugees! We were very impressed with the building and needed the map to determine which tower we were in. The views from the towers were...More

Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed yesterday

If you love Wales, are fascinated by history, then this is for you. Make the stop and, if you want to follow through, consider an explorer’s pass for a discount on. Other historic sights during your visit.

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day here with my elderly mum & my husband! Views breathtaking! Bought a guidebook but too detailed to read as walking around and too dark inside! Not enough signs so easy to miss bits! Very dark inside which meant my mum was...More

Thank elaine g
Reviewed 2 days ago

A truly lovely castle in Caernarfon, allow yourself enough time to wander all around it, great views. Highly Recommended.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited it during an open doors event organised by carw. The open doors event meant that the castle was not charging for entry on the Saturday or Sunday. I wished we had gone on the Saturday because there was so much to see we ran...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here in September 2018. This is an interesting historical monument. You can access some of the buildings. There are many viewing points across the town and river and there is a short film charting the history if the castle. Entrance is £7.50, disabled...More

Thank johnny-glen
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is a magnificant structure but it is basically a ruined shell and CADW.,who run it,seem to be saying this is it,pay your £19,for 2 adults,like it or lump it. Sorry,but today that isn't good enough. From walking around you get no idea what...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle has been restored sympathetically since having been largely left to fall into disrepair. It is well maintained, and is litter free. Local parking and transport options are both good. That said, it feels as though the body responsible for managing it can’t quite...More

Thank Ed L
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Adele P
15 September 2018|
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Response from Zenobia240 | Reviewed this property |
The adjacent parking costs around 5 GBP and I would recommend arriving early to secure a spot.
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Wayne T
22 July 2018|
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Response from Alexander R | Reviewed this property |
As far as I’m aware, it’s only assistance dogs that are allowed on the castle, but best to phone and check.
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