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Harlech Castle

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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.
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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All reviews well worth a visit amazing views information boards welsh history worth the climb outer walls visitor centre and cafe nooks and crannies gift shop per adult entrance fee great place to visit guide book north wales world heritage site on site surrounding area
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Harlech Castle is very impressive and we very much enjoyed our visit. The setting is amazing and the cafe excellent. This afternoon we sat on the cafe balcony in the sunshine having tea and delicious cakes looking at the castle and towards the Snowdonia mountain...More

Thank Wandaway
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing castle with plenty to explore, towers to climb from which you can see magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a great deal of information available throughout the castle with signs and posters. A great place to explore.

Thank WillowTheWhisp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title would suggest, a visit to the castle isn't a bad way to spend 40 mins if you're in the area but don't travel any great distance otherwise. The cafe is terrific though and staff friendly.

Thank Rhona M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stands out in a beautiful location for prominently visible from the roads. There was parking and a warm place where tickets are issued and a short film about the castle displayed. A restaurant in the ticketing area offers coffee and food. Castle itself is...More

Thank Noel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off on a whim while I was passing through Harlech. What a great find. The entry price was a lot for what is a small castle but it’s certainly one worth preserving. Staff are very friendly but it does need a little more signage...More

Thank Winnietherat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views from the top and a very interesting history. Don't get fooled and visit the water gate though! It's quite a walk to just a gate

Thank Storyteller525524
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors centre is very impressive and modern, easy access and friendly staff. Very interesting walk round, guided tours are available. We stopped at the café and although it was slightly expensive at over £12 for coffee and cake, the cake was homemade and coffee...More

Thank Pete W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking to find and a nice short walk to the castle itself. It is well looked after and the cafe looks like a nice place to sit and chill, while looking at the bridge across to the castle. There is a small playground...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite castle, stunning views over the golf course and towards pwllheli. Even when it's raining, a great venue with souvenir shop and indoor film studio showing the history of the castle. And a fabulous cafe, what more could you need..

Thank spidermuffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having always wanted to visit Harlech castle and see its dungeon , the Open Doors weekend was very much appreciated. When we approached the castle I was impressed by the ease of access provided by the spectacular new bridge, which has been designed to make...More

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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Damon C | Reviewed this property |
2hrs would be enough
Ann L
April 13, 2018|
Response from bromsgrovebob | Reviewed this property |
I think about £6/adult £20/family and free for disabled people and their carers. not sure about children and oaps, although I'm sure Google could tell you.
March 15, 2018|
Response from IainNorthernIreland | Reviewed this property |
While officially dogs are welcome, my recollection is that this doesn't apply to all parts (for safety reasons). Your dog needs to be kept on a leash at all times.