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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 8 November 2018
GAlsager
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Alsager, United Kingdom
Family outing

Stopped here on way to Portmeirion. Derelict castle high on cliff. Views would be awesome but... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
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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Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales
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All reviews worth a visit small exhibition information centre fantastic views cardigan bay steep walk interesting history overlooking the sea information boards english heritage members gift shop sunny day well worth the effort worth the climb llyn peninsula visited criccieth helpful staff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, marvellous views in all directions - we were lucky we chose a bright day. It's free to visit on (I think!) Monday and Tuesday in the winter, you just go through the green gate to the left of the visitor centre,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is an excellent example of a castle ruin. It's not too far to walk up the hill and it really is worth it. You get a real sense of the past standing on that ground.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimN263EL
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely location , great castle , overlooking most of Criccieth and it's beaches and the surrounding area. Great little shop in entrance to the castle. Very helpful staff .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hugh W
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TabandMeg
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeJD2015
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 2 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca26261
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frecklefriends
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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dipdog
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!
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Cadw_Wales
3 March 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
16 February 2015|
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Response from Melanie M | 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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