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Caernarfon Castle

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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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All reviews prince of wales eagle tower poppy display welsh fusiliers well worth a visit fusiliers museum lots of history guided tour free entry couple of hours few hours nooks and crannies guide book family ticket great place to visit fantastic views entrance fee
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle itself looks fantastic and is well worth a visit, however I found it was lacking in certain areas. An audio guide would be very useful also better signage and interpretive boards. Whilst we were fine climbing up and down all the towers it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 321skelly
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see what a truly medieval castle, unaltered over time looked like, then go to Caernarfon. The castle looks very much like it did when built by Edward I just over 700 years ago, You can walk on the walls, explore the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eliot F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Castle might be the best in Wales and it has a lot of competition, right in the town centre and on the harbouside, don't be fooled by the signs to the car park on the harbouside, there are much better car park options in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SammyL07
Reviewed 3 days ago

audio and visual information is great and you can visit on a rainy day as the castle is all internally linked up

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trevor m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing castle!! Go explore you wont be disappointed. I imagine on a sunny day that there would be no nicer place to be with the views of the sea. There are lots of steps to climb and turrets to explore, I could recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bakersbunch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Caernarfon on a coach tour of Snowdonia. Given we had 4 hours in Caernarfon we had plenty of time to visit the castle and Royal Welch Fusiliers museum. Entry to the castle was good value at less than £10 but we were disappointed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank adrianbaker2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice castle to visit! very picturesque and lots of information on it's history. There is also a museum which makes a good viewing and a couple films to watch too. There are many steep steps to climb up and its very dark in some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ann-Marie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a cold wintery day and it was fabulous. Winding corridors and stairs. Ups and downs and blind ends. Beautifully eerie and then a whole museum of military history that is warm and dry. With history old and new it is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history in this castle - and can you believe it is 50 years since the Investiture of HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. The exhibition in one of the towers was excellent and I don't think we did it justice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GregoryB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely castle, well maintained. Great thought was given as to how to engage the younger visitors. Our young ones enjoyed the treasure hunt style way of exploring the entire castle and grounds. We enjoyed the video and education section for the adults too. Very well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 March 2019|
Response from eifioncymru | Reviewed this property |
There is no accommodation at the castle. There is a Travelodge, premier inn and several hotels in the town including the black boy inn which is within the town walls.
Adele P
14 September 2018|
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Response from 767,413,074,750 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of car parks near the castle, the main one being directly outside of it, think it's £5.00 for the full day. I checked with the parking attendant who confirmed you can leave the car park and return later... More