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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

It was a cold and rainy day in september 2018, but the locals were so warm and friendly and the castle and exhibits very interesting and well signposted. It was expensive but well worth the money. We stayed at least 3 hours! Superb views !

Thank Janetta M
Reviewed yesterday

Very cool place, walked the ramparts and climbed the big tower..what a view! They even had a life size chess set in the tower....

Thank johnmV7434UL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing! Such a great experience. The castle is beautiful and the grounds are well managed. There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore and some amazing views . A must do.

Thank lisawlg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful large castle. Plenty to see and do. Especially liked the video and the views from the top of the towers.

Thank Katy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately on the day I visited, the only day I had free, the weather was appalling! Therefore I couldn't fully appreciate the castle but I could see its potential as a tourist attraction. I would like to go back on a sunny day. Inside is...More

Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had such a great day at the castle. We were staying in Caernarfon so walked to the castle. Our 5 year old loved climbing all the stairs to get to the top of the look outs. Great views! Such a big castle with lots...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The stature and structure of this castle is in incredibly good condition after 800 years. So much history and stories to wonder at. Lots of info on the site - some was a little dated and could be improved. If you like history or castles...More

Thank SZYW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely stunning and very impressive lots of nooks and cranny's to walk around, the museum is really interesting and heartfelt it has lots of information going through the years some of the stories are really sad but make you proud. We really enjoyed walking around...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got off of a cruise that included a few different castles and cathedrals. It's easy to get 'castled out.' It was fun exploring the grounds through narrow passageways and stairwells. Good way to get a bit of a workout while on vacation. And it's fun...More

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked around the whole castle it looks interesting from the outside it is a whole castle which is good and would like to visit the inside at another time.

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Adele P
September 14, 2018|
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Response from 767,413,074,750 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of car parks near the castle, the main one being directly outside of it, think it's £5.00 for the full day. I checked with the parking attendant who confirmed you can leave the car park and return later... More
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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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