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Harlech Castle

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Completed in 1290, this is a fine example of a concentric circle, with outer walls serving as a line of defense around a series of inner walls and the main living quarters.
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
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All reviews well worth a visit amazing views information boards welsh history worth the climb ground level outer walls nooks and crannies visitor centre and cafe short film gift shop per adult guide book north wales entry fee world heritage site great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The one really good thing about Harlech Castle is that even on a grim, dark day, you can still see for miles around. We went on a cloudy but windy day this year and were still able to see the whole of the beach (both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MissHodor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is in a dilipidated state. But it offers gorgeous views of the beach and the mountains. The cafe had good food. We had lamb stew. The lamb was cooked to perfection. We took one lamb stew home. Also, the gift shop had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jiya2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there a few times but such a small town couldn't park but did manage to get photos, would like to go back to visit the castle itself.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Interactive media in welcome area and info boards around the castle. Lots of turrets to climb and scary walk ways, not for the faint hearted. Worth a visit and nice walks around town. There is parking right in front of the castle, which is pay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lau A
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We were in north Wales, so we thought we’d give this a go and actually it was better than we expected. By their nature, ancient castles are usually more or less ruins, but this had more to it than most. The walks along the battlements...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SPAN_Edgbaston
Reviewed 15 November 2018

In a very good state.Fantastic views from the top of castle.Also tried the on site cafe which was a good standard.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tn1para
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting place worth visiting. Information on plaques throughout. Clean and fairly safe to walk around in suitable footwear. Different stair cases which are connected leading to the top. Overlooks the sea which was once at the foot of the castle. Souvenir and coffee shop on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Balbirkiren
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Although it was pouring down with rain we really enjoyed our time. We climbed to the top and the it was well worth it for the view. There are history boards within the castle with relay its history. The vistors centre overlooks the castle. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RascalsMate
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Great castle with excellent views all round the surrounding area. Not a place to visit if you dont like heights so stay firmly on the ground level as the upper walls dont have safety rails

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 68jtom
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

A great example of a castle from the 1200s. Some good information placed around the site to help bring the place to life. Make sure you’ve brought your walking legs, as lots of steps!

Date of experience: November 2018
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21 September 2018|
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Response from damonc205 | Reviewed this property |
2hrs would be enough
Ann L
13 April 2018|
Response from bromsgrovebob | Reviewed this property |
I think about £6/adult £20/family and free for disabled people and their carers. not sure about children and oaps, although I'm sure Google could tell you.
16 March 2018|
Response from IainNorthernIreland | Reviewed this property |
While officially dogs are welcome, my recollection is that this doesn't apply to all parts (for safety reasons). Your dog needs to be kept on a leash at all times.