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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
+44 1286 677617
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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 daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less.
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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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"prince of wales"
in 180 reviews
"eagle tower"
in 56 reviews
"welsh fusiliers"
in 72 reviews
"poppy display"
in 51 reviews
"weeping window"
in 61 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 209 reviews
"royal welch fusiliers museum"
in 45 reviews
"military museum"
in 89 reviews
"guided tour"
in 78 reviews
"lots of history"
in 32 reviews
"free entry"
in 49 reviews
"few hours"
in 92 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 83 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 36 reviews
"great visit"
in 32 reviews
"guide book"
in 36 reviews
"family ticket"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent many hours exploring this amazing castle. Admission price reasonable so paid an extra £3 for the guided tour which was very interesting and took us into a number of key areas including Lord Snowdon’s office where plans for Prince Charles’ investiture took place. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a WW1 group of enthusiasts the day we visited which appealed to my 14 year old son. The regimental museum is well worth a visit and the short video history of the castle is also good. If you intend visiting other castles or...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This castle is so beautifully located in the historic center of Wales. The quaint shops and pubs within walking distance is ideal.

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really excellent castle, you can come and go wall day with the entry ticket, so you can pop out and get a drink etc from the places close by. Hands on and interesting. You can really feel the history.

Thank BradBourbon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting with family, great day out! The ticket allows you access all day which is good as there isn’t a cafe in the castle. Be prepared for lots of climbing! A good day out!

Thank KateME1205
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great castle to walk around, really well kept castle and lovely shops inside the castle walls. Free to do.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to visit plenty of castles over the years, this was probably the worst yet. From arriving at the castle we had to practically beg the rude and unfriendly woman on the desk to take our admission money. On getting further into the castle I'd...More

Thank fergieperth
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle is quite well preserved. I was also nice that it was right in the middle of town and you could see other structures still standing such as the old castle/town walls. I loved the deep ditches still around the main structure.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overall a bit overpriced, nice location, quite interesting for older kids but not really for the younger ones .. Castle itself ( apart from the bloody stairs) was lovely, stooped in History & well worth a visit ...

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is full of history and memories of a royal wedding. The castle looks stunning and is well worth a visit. Lots of parting in the area all the staff are very nice. Good food and drink purchasable near by in the many pubs....More

Thank neilhen10
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Wayne T
July 22, 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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Kristi S
December 30, 2017|
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Take a train to Conwy or Bangor use the Trainline app with an open return. From Conwy it’s the 5 or x5 Arriva bus then catch the 5c in Bangor to Caernarfon. The walk to the castle to the left around the corner to the... More
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Paul H
October 9, 2017|
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Response from James O | Reviewed this property |
Understandably for children of that age range, the experience will be a lot more limited, as visiting the castle is primarily for sightseeing and educational purposes. Having said that, the sightseeing alone can be a joyful... More
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