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Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again. No further drama is really required but, just in case, the rugged peaks of Eryri (Snowdonia) rise as a backdrop. Against fierce competition from Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris, this is probably the most spectacular setting for any of Edward I’s castles in North Wales. All four are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for unexpected closures, opening times, events, and site facilities.
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Castle Square, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH Wales
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Criccieth LL52 0SA Wales
11.7 km from Harlech Castle
#10 Best Value of 107 Hotels near Harlech Castle
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4086 Junction of A498 and A Snowdonia National Park, Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NT Wales
25.8 km from Harlech Castle
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Craig-y-Dderwen Nearby the River Conwy, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AS Wales
32.5 km from Harlech Castle
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  • Gurj S
    Walsall, United Kingdom527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Structure
    We came across Harlech Castle purely by mistake whilst driving to Barmouth Beach. We stopped off and was amazed by the size of it so we went in. It was a nice little break in our journey and a little educational too.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Jules70
    Manchester, United Kingdom64 contributions
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    Day visit to Harlech castle
    Recently visited the castle whilst having a break away in Barmouth . Visited with husband and two teenagers. Small car park up top of an extremely steep hillside. In a blue badge holder so we were very lucky to get parking space. If you’re disabled you and your carer or partner can get in for free we just payed for our two children thought it was very reasonably priced entrance fee. Amazing castle with great views . Some steep steps going up in castle but suitable for people with mobility issues. Some of the castle was closed off when we visited as it is under going renovation . Nice cafe outside castle do lovely homemade cakes which were delicious . Service was good staff were very polite & friendly . Few gift shops outside castle to browse round and few cafes to get refreshments from .we spent couple hours here had an enjoyable day . Would definately recommend visiting 👍
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Stephen W
    Hereford, United Kingdom36 contributions
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    Very historic castle but help needed for the elderly to get from the station
    My wife and I remember coming to the castle when our children were young (we are now in our 70's), and staying close by we thought we would make a return trip just by ourselves. What we had forgotten was that years ago we came by car and getting to the castle was easy. However this time we decided to come by train up the lovely coastal railway. What a shock we had when we discovered that we had to walk up the steepest road in Wales(?) to get from the station up to the castle. Needless to say it took us over half an hour to get there, with many sitdowns on benches and low stone walls. Luckily there is now a lovely cafe at the castle where we refreshed ourselves before going in. Yes the castle is small compared to others but its history is hugh. So going back to the wa!k up to the castle, it would have been good if some enterprising taxi firm could leave their details at the station to aid elderly visitors.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • NinaTom
    Standish, United Kingdom1,101 contributions
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    Great castle to visit
    A lovely visit - entrance fee is not too high and the work done on engaging kids and adults alike is really spot on. Great views from the tower (steep step climb) and enjoyed learning about the castle. Nice cafe - and a few others around the castle.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Clare4948
    Bury, United Kingdom198 contributions
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    Great castle with amazing sea views
    Well preserved ruins with an awesome sea view. Parking at the castle was very limited and tricky to get up the hill to, in our old campervan. Staff were very friendly. The cafe has a sensational view. Would be best with older kids as there wasn't quite enough to keep our 3 year old occupied long enough for me and my husband to properly take in the castle and read the historical info boards.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • LeedsTeddy
    Ilkley, United Kingdom99 contributions
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    Impressive 13th Century castle with stunning views
    My partner and I visited Harlech castle today and were very impressed with how intact it was given it was built in the late 13th Century. There aren’t too many information boards as you walk around but enough to give you the basic information required to understand it’s history and you can buy a more detailed guide book if you wished. Personally we found this gave us a good chance to imagine how things would have been for ourselves. The setting is stunning and we felt access to the walls and towers was good given the age of the castle - if a bit breezy at the top of the tower!! We got the 39 bus from Barmouth which stops at the town at the top of the hill making it easy to access the castle - and then we walked down the world’s steepest road (it is indeed steep!) back to the railway station where we were able to pick the 39 bus back up again. A good way round to do it. It was about £6 each return and a lovely trip along the coast. We had a tea, a coffee and nice almond and orange cake at the cafe for just over ten pounds which I don’t think is too bad for these sort of places.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • MPEdm
    Edmonton, Canada125 contributions
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    Harlech Castle
    After visiting Conway Castle a few days earlier, Harlech Castle was on my list for a visit. The parking was not convenient and had to walk across town to get to the castle. The castle itself was a very good example of the architecture of the times. There was maintenance work going on which made a lot of the castle inaccessible. All in all it was definitely worth the trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Jazmin R
    Woodchurch, United Kingdom71 contributions
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    Lovely castle, lots of information. Keep children close
    Very nice castle, lovely views. Slightly dangerous with children so keep hold of them at all times. Some steep cliff like drops with no hand rail etc. Some areas of the wall have fallen away and there just put a small bar. I'm just concerned a child could easy fall off. But lots of information and we really loved it
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • sjf_1982
    Mansfield, United Kingdom26 contributions
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    Good half day out
    Great half day out at the castle. It had been wet so lots of puddles - wellies or walking boots needed! Reasonably priced and plenty to see for a few hours. There was an activity for children too which my son enjoyed. The stairs up to the top are very uneven and dark so be prepared. Views from the top are amazing and there is a nice sturdy fence for those who aren't great with heights! Cafe was nice and reasonably priced - we had coffee and cake. Parking was a bit of a nightmare, there is a very small pay and display car park next door (not associated with the castle) - max stay 3 hours. There's a larger car park further through the village and some more at the bottom of the (very!) big hill
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Steve M
    Cannock, United Kingdom360 contributions
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    Proper history
    Visited in October 2023 during a day trip to Harlech. Lots to explore and some great views to be had. Very reasonable entry fee too. Its also dog friendly, although dogs can't go on the upper floors which is understandable. Can be slippy and muddy in places when it's wet, so wear suitable footwear!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
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Some of the best hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech are:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech have great views and are well-liked by travellers:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Ty Mawr Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech have been described as romantic by other travellers:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Ty Mawr Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

Families travelling in Harlech enjoyed their stay at the following hotels near Harlech Castle:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech generally allow pets:
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
Ty Mawr Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
Y Branwen Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
It is always best to call ahead and confirm specific pet policies before your stay.

Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech:
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Ty Mawr Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
Y Branwen Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech have free parking:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

An upscale travelling experience can be enjoyed at these 4 star hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Premier Inn Porthmadog hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
Y Branwen Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These 3 star hotels received great reviews from other travellers:
Bae Abermaw Boutique B&B - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Moelwyn - Traveller rating: 4/5

Reduced mobility rooms are available at the following hotels near Harlech Castle in Harlech:
Hotel Portmeirion - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Castell Deudraeth - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Sportsman Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

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