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Criccieth Castle

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Interesting and well presented

Criccieth Castle is an imposing ruin of the 13th Century but very well presented and informatively... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter B
Tetbury, United Kingdom
Nice afternoon activity

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danny M
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Criccieth Castle is an imposing ruin of the 13th Century but very well presented and informatively explained. Stunning views and value for money.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to visit. On street parking next to site. Small informative exhibition. Castle interesting, evocative. Beautiful views. Atmospheric but not over developed. One of many castles in N Wales but a particularly intimate one. Highly recommended.

Thank 835helenmo
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ruins of a castle but well maintained and the information in the entrance display areas is good. Great views from the castle.

Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Chrismart
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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21 July 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!
3 March 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!
16 February 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.