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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
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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 short film ground level nooks and crannies gift shop per adult entrance fee north wales guide book world heritage site great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a very good state.Fantastic views from the top of castle.Also tried the on site cafe which was a good standard.

Thank tn1para
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place worth visiting. Information on plaques throughout. Clean and fairly safe to walk around in suitable footwear. Different stair cases which are connected leading to the top. Overlooks the sea which was once at the foot of the castle. Souvenir and coffee shop on...More

Thank Balbirkiren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was pouring down with rain we really enjoyed our time. We climbed to the top and the it was well worth it for the view. There are history boards within the castle with relay its history. The vistors centre overlooks the castle. It...More

Thank RascalsMate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle with excellent views all round the surrounding area. Not a place to visit if you dont like heights so stay firmly on the ground level as the upper walls dont have safety rails

Thank 68joyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great example of a castle from the 1200s. Some good information placed around the site to help bring the place to life. Make sure you’ve brought your walking legs, as lots of steps!

Thank philhE1194MH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harlech isn't as big as Conwy or Caernarfon but it's still a fantastic castle with its own stunning prescience and that you can spend a few hours visiting. Disappointingly, you can't get an audio guide which does seem to be behind the times so you...More

Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 3 and 7 year old daughters on a rainy Sunday & were impressed by the new bridge & visitor centre & cafe which has been added since we last visited. The short introductory video was excellent & we had fun exploring...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is arguably the best, and most spectacular, of Edward 1’s string of castles which encircled North Wales. It sits high on the cliffs above Harlech and, when it was built in the late 13th Century, it would have been a wonderful example of shock...More

Thank Gooddayahead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a relatively busy weekend. This Castle has a very nice visitor center with a short film about the Castle, guided tours, and clean restrooms. While the Castle is a ruin, it is very easy to see and understand the space, rooms and...More

Thank brown11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good way to spend a couple of hours. Worth doing all the parts giving a real insight into what it must have been to be based there in the past. Many steps so a good work out. A well stocked shop and a good...More

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madmprez
21 September 2018|
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Response from Damon C | Reviewed this property |
2hrs would be enough
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Ann L
14 April 2018|
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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.
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51Nessa51
16 March 2018|
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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.
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