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Criccieth Castle

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Nice afternoon activity

We had a really nice time, there was a lot of information about the different parts of the castle... read more

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Danny M
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A good remains of the castle with outstanding views of the town and coast.You can only view the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew C
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It is a landmark site, a true testament to the varying fortunes of war. What a picture, what a view! Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native...more
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Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales
+44 1766 522227
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All reviewsworth a visitsmall exhibitioninformation centrecardigan baysteep walkfantastic viewsinteresting historyoverlooking the seainformation boardsenglish heritage membersgift shopwell worth the effortworth the climbllyn peninsulasunny dayvisited cricciethnice walk
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a really nice time, there was a lot of information about the different parts of the castle. We thought it was a little expensive for the short amount of time required to look around the whole site

Thank Danny M
Reviewed today

Thank you to CADW for allowing English Heritage members free access. Excellent display of the castle's history and the views from the walls are stunning.

Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Criccieth castle really interesting with plenty to see and learn about. Loved it. Would definitely recommend. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Chrismart
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First let me say that the castle itself is excellent. It has spectacular views along the coast and if you like to feel the wind in your hair and hear the waves smashing below it’s great as the castle is open and exposed on the...More

Thank Flick0121
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle itself is very much a ruin with little left beyond the town facing towers. However there are great views over the whole of Criccieth including the sea shore in both directions. As English Heritage members we had free entry and it was well...More

Thank Wiltshire_Ian
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here with our four- year- old. Like every good castle it's situated on a hill. We had a drink in the tea room/ gift shop area, which is quite small, then made our journey up the hill to the castle....More

Thank WorldEmpress
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super little castle packed with history. Exhibition completed last year is good for all ages, but especially children. views from the castle are unbeatable.

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the castle is good 360 degrees and if you are lucky like me you can see dolphins in the bay ,the castle is well maintained and for those who like the view there are benches scattered in the grounds

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the history of the castle is interesting and the castle itself is great to walk around and yes these two things alone make the castle worth a visit. However on a clear day the views are spectacular from every side take your camera and...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good remains of the castle with outstanding views of the town and coast.You can only view the castle from ground level with no access to higher sections.The ticket office and shop also has a enclosed exhibition of the history of the castle.

Thank Andrew C
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from emma_evans8955 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes you can! We went with our Akita and we were made very welcome!
March 3, 2015|
Response from BrianDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself does not provide accommodation but the town itself has a large number of small hotels and guesthouses. Look on Tripadvisor or criccieth on the web - enjoy your holiday!
February 15, 2015|
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Response from Melgar42 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think any rooms at Tyn Y Gwynt have direct sea view, but very comfortable and welcoming b&b.