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Harlech Castle

Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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A classic medieval castle on the Irish Sea

Parking can be an issue at the lot right next to the castle. It's a small lot and you have to be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
henry v
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
A must visit in North Wales

On the last day of our holiday we decided to come here as we had heard it was impressive and was on... read more

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Iain W
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking can be an issue at the lot right next to the castle. It's a small lot and you have to be lucky to find a spot. You might want to look for a spot on the street before you get to the town square...More

Thank henry v
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the last day of our holiday we decided to come here as we had heard it was impressive and was on our way home! The day was terrible. The rain and wind were appalling and of course most of the castle is open to...More

Thank Iain W
Reviewed 2 days ago

well worth going to see very interesting and user friendly. It is very hard to find parking areas with spaces but persevere as it is a lovely and interesting castle and town. word of warning though avoid the sirloin steak at the Plas Cafe and...More

Thank rheyes123
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you can't park right by the castle, there is an alternative car park nearby. I found the introductory film gave very useful background historical information to the visit. It's worth climbing the turrets and walking round the walls, but take care as the rails...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The car park must be the smallest one I have seen got around this Castle quick what a disappointment.

Thank elvishasleftthebuild
Reviewed 3 days ago

Haven't visited this castle for about 12 years. Last time it was very quiet, very windy and a bit run down. This time it was very busy, still very windy but has had a complete make over. Well worth a visit but beware the village...More

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 3 days ago

North Wales family holiday- drove by the day before, the castle has such a presence from the road- visited in the morning - free to enter vide Cssc card- great visitor centre - very informative - impressive castle - amazing views of the sea and...More

Thank Jacck
Reviewed 3 days ago

The visitor centre is obviously new and there is parking just outside if you are lucky. There is a treasure hunt for children which keeps them interested and the castle itself is really good example. The staff were very keen to tell you about certain...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the trip juts for the view from the castles walls. Guide book well worth the $3, interesting history and a great coffee shop.

Thank legend1836
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great day hunting dragons, great friendly and knowledgable staff. Well priced and well with a visit 👍

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2011Jules
2 July 2017|
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Response from Kara P | Reviewed this property |
Harlech train station is very close to the castle but you do have to walk up a very steep hill! Shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes and you can get a delicious ice cream at the top :)
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Kay R
30 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
My dog loved it only allowed in the grounds and not on the walls etc. The cafe has outdoor seats with lovely views. Lots of cadw castles allow dogs hope this helps. Enjoy x
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squirrellnitkin
3 May 2017|
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Response from Kath S | Reviewed this property |
5 mins walk and I think it was £1.50 for 2 hours
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