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Caernarfon Castle

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Address: Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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+44 1286 677617
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Fee: Yes
Description:

Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.

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A great castle

£7 95 entrance fee for a adult , which includes a map of the castle. There a several towers to climb , in which I recommend you use the rope on railings provided, also there is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Darren F
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

£7 95 entrance fee for a adult , which includes a map of the castle. There a several towers to climb , in which I recommend you use the rope on railings provided, also there is a film about the history of

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in early January with my other half and the kids ranging 14 - 7 years.....arrived on a Sunday morning slightly early to find that it doesn't open until 11am. When it did open the staff were really friendly and helpful advising that a family ticket was our best option at just over 20 quid. In all honesty I'm into... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caernarfon Castle has a great sense of rich history with some very interesting exibitions and a welcoming atmosphere. The staff are kind and helpful and it is easily a must - see attraction. The views from the turrets and towers towards Angelsy, even in the rain and breath - taking and it has brilliant cafe and souvenir shop. Overall, a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always enjoy my visits to the castle. A great sense of history with some interesting exhibitions. Beware in the rain as paths and steps can be lethal

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Thank Randoman1
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice to visit this historic castle. Plenty of freedom to wonder around, great historic displays and gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting castles is one of my favourite things and this Castle has been my favourite so far. So much of it still standing and so much to see. The museum part was interesting and kept us looking for more. Awesome castle

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had tickets to see the poppies at Caernarfon Castle and was very impressed with the display. I've been to quite a lot of castles in Wales and his is one of the finest. The views from the towers either of the bay or the mountains in the distance are excellent. There is loads information about the history of the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't been, then please, I advise that you go! So much history behind them walls!! Been on many occasions on school trips many years ago, and even after my recent visit to see the poppy display, the place never fails to disappoint me. The grounds are well kept and maintained, and, on a clear day, the views from... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely time here and would certainly come back. Original review I gave should have been rated 5 but couldn't find a way to change it once submitted. The staff were all very helpful. This is a must destination when in North Wales.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have to be one of my least favourite castles, mainly because it seems so dull and lifeless. A lot of other sites have something going for them, something to engage visitors, and this one does make an effort with an Arthurian story that ties in the castle's history, there's a Prince of Wales chessboard outlining the history etc,... More 

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