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Address: The Vardre, Deganwy, Wales
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Worth the walk

Amazing views across North Wales coast. An easy walk from Deganwy town centre - useful to blow the cobwebs away!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B0rderers
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The BORDERers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views across North Wales coast. An easy walk from Deganwy town centre - useful to blow the cobwebs away!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

For a very short country style walk this has a great pay-off. We were staying at the near by Quay hotel and had our walking boots, etc and carry sling and rucksack to transport our toddler. Trainers would be fine too if not wet, although it is a bit muddy/boggy in places when we went in January. Breath taking view... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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1 Thank Paul J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Terry N
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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