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Address: Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TA, Wales

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Nice little adventure

Not a lot there really be it's worth it for the kids. Lots of climbing and playing for the kids, with a small climb up a spiral staircase to the top with so lovely views.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a lot there really be it's worth it for the kids. Lots of climbing and playing for the kids, with a small climb up a spiral staircase to the top with so lovely views.

Thank Martin0159
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Opposite the car park we walked up to and around the castle. The stairways up are (as you would expect) very narrow and there are no safety ropes or railing so very dangerous for young children. Nice views and an appreciation of the accommodation in its time.

Thank BapiG
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit & free as well. Not much there other than the keep but great views of the valley & mountains. Well worth a short, gentle walk to see the scenery.

Thank Frank K
Southport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off at this castle to have our lunch before heading up Snowdon. Lovely views of Llanberis and a working slate mine, not much really to see about the castle but it is free

Thank Janet D
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself is small but still great as you can go to the top and take in the beautiful scenery. It's free to visit and is set in a beautiful area. The information is really good! Car park is near but isn't too pricey for an all day ticket.

Thank chloeebh
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled cross Dolbadarn Castle whilst visiting Llanberis during our first visit to Snowdonia. Unsure what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised. A short uphill walk takes you up to the castle ruins and the surrounding landscape is breathtaking. In one direction the lake and the mountains in the other direction. Small stone spiral steps take you up the... More 

Thank SatisfiedCustomers54
North Lincolnshire
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is at the back of our hotel and easily accessible, the trees and plants and mountains and lakes and tranquillity make this a special place.

Thank Lucillu
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this by chance when visiting the Snowden Mountain Railway. It is a short, steep, walk from the car park we used (the one past the lakeside railway which is cheaper than the main car park) and is clearly sign-posted. There is primarily only the main keep that remains of the site but you can climb the steps to... More 

1 Thank Julie R
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk up from town - worth a visit. Good views from the viewing gallery at the top of an aincient spiral staircase encased in the castles walls.

Thank MikeF2011
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Provides Stunning views of the Quarry. Must go on a sunny day. Building itself is a master piece and a good example of strong structural engineering.

Thank Harinder S

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