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Criccieth Castle

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Wonderful spot but not a lot of castle to visit

There is an information centre at the start which is interesting without taking too long or being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GAlsager
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Alsager, United Kingdom
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Stopped here on way to Portmeirion. Derelict castle high on cliff. Views would be awesome but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lyndawilson72
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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews worth a visit small exhibition information centre cardigan bay fantastic views steep walk interesting history overlooking the sea information boards english heritage members gift shop well worth the effort worth the climb llyn peninsula sunny day visited criccieth nice walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the best original state or refurbished castle in Wales the views are beautiful both to Snowdonia's mountains and both to the sea, so it's quite worth it But I am a member of CADW and visited today and to be honest the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an information centre at the start which is interesting without taking too long or being too heavy and there is a fun game for kids, plus the presentation displayed on the table is clever. The views from the top are stunning and there...More

Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our apartment was just a short walk away from the castle, so we could resist wandering up to this small but formidable structure, the twin towers give a much more imposing presence than its size suggests, with an interesting visitors centre as you go in,...More

Thank MikeJD2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic 360 degree views from the top of the castle. Lovely view of the whole of the town and out to sea.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Ancient castle ruins are amazing. The front of the castle is almost completely intact but once you venture to the back you can see that the weather has taken its toll. Absolutely beautiful piece of history.. My children 8 and 5 loved every second.....More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle ruins are relatively small, took us 30 minutes to wonder around and take in the views (which are impressive); however, the advertised Halloween spooky walk was not on due to high winds (surely the wind is a pretty common feature on the coast...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on way to Portmeirion. Derelict castle high on cliff. Views would be awesome but unfortunately it was raining heavily when we were there. Good visitor centre/small shop & toilet facilities. Would be nice to come back on a good weather day!

Thank lyndawilson72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice, dog friendly day trip. Lovely staff made us and our dogs feel very welcome! Thank you!

Thank Carolinelovey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time to walk up to the castle when in Criccieth, very informative visitor centre which was nicely set out. The views from the castle are worth the entrance price alone. Magnificent.

Thank keefidee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular ruins on a high promontory overlooking Cardigan bay, North Wales and Snowdonia. It's quite high up so limited walking capability should be aware. Paths are good though. Quite exposed as you'd expect at the top so take a coat, hat etc as at the...More

Thank JGManuel
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dipdog
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!
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Cadw_Wales
March 3, 2015|
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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!
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vanwg
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.
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