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After all these years Caernarfon’s immense strength remains undimmed. A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a...more
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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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Reviewed today

A large and imposing castle, just as King Edward intended it to be. This is not a castle you can explore in a hurry - to make the most out of your entrance fee, be prepared to spend a couple of hours of more. However...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice to see parking next to the castle is not over priced £5.00 all day which I thought was good value. Castle was good going around it up and down need to watch your head at times Would advise to go early to beat the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived early, when quiet, so we were able to enjoy an hour with very few other visitors. When we left after three hours there was a long queue waiting to enter. Reasonable entrance costs for a castle too. Interesting WW1 museum within the castle and...More

Thank 798kathiel
Reviewed yesterday

Great pastime when you're in Caernarfon. Enjoyable for kids and adults. Very well maintained historic building with great views inside and outside over the town and the sea.

Thank Orily P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent many hours exploring this amazing castle. Admission price reasonable so paid an extra £3 for the guided tour which was very interesting and took us into a number of key areas including Lord Snowdon’s office where plans for Prince Charles’ investiture took place. We...More

Thank TwixieLondon
Reviewed 3 days ago

There was a WW1 group of enthusiasts the day we visited which appealed to my 14 year old son. The regimental museum is well worth a visit and the short video history of the castle is also good. If you intend visiting other castles or...More

Thank grahampritchard2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This castle is so beautifully located in the historic center of Wales. The quaint shops and pubs within walking distance is ideal.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really excellent castle, you can come and go wall day with the entry ticket, so you can pop out and get a drink etc from the places close by. Hands on and interesting. You can really feel the history.

Thank BradBourbon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting with family, great day out! The ticket allows you access all day which is good as there isn’t a cafe in the castle. Be prepared for lots of climbing! A good day out!

Thank KateME1205
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great castle to walk around, really well kept castle and lovely shops inside the castle walls. Free to do.

Thank Matthew B
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Wayne T
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Response from Alexander R | Reviewed this property |
As far as I’m aware, it’s only assistance dogs that are allowed on the castle, but best to phone and check.
Kristi S
31 December 2017|
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Take a train to Conwy or Bangor use the Trainline app with an open return. From Conwy it’s the 5 or x5 Arriva bus then catch the 5c in Bangor to Caernarfon. The walk to the castle to the left around the corner to the... More
Paul H
9 October 2017|
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Response from James O | Reviewed this property |
Understandably for children of that age range, the experience will be a lot more limited, as visiting the castle is primarily for sightseeing and educational purposes. Having said that, the sightseeing alone can be a joyful... More