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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 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to stroll around and let the kids explore. Spotless grounds too. Enjoyable couple of hrs stretching legs on a dry day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sharonmcelroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

on a sunny day the views surrounding are spectacular - it is a wonderful town and the harbour around the castle is divine - inside the castle there is everything that a history buff would want and easily could be half a day plus to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to see inside the castle from the spot where the investiture of Prince Charles took place to a military museum.The view over the river is outstanding even the gift shop has some good stuff in it not the usual tourist tat and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kevin w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon getting to learn more about our history and taking in the beauty. We loved walking around the castle, up and down the towers and learning about the different areas. A gem to be seen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank K6624SIsophies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caernarfon castle stands on the river and surrounds the town with its big walls ! well worth the time to wonder round this historic building with its Polygonal towers which were the were the order of the day at that time note that the Eagle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day and what a awesome day lots to look at and explore for a few hours and a informative museum spent several hours looking around and exploring all the rooms. With brilliant views of the local area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Preston248
Cadw_Wales, Marketing Assistant at Caernarfon Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Caernarfon Castle and enjoyed exploring all the rooms. We think the views are great too! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting castle to walk around. Just the right size to spend an hour wandering. Not too crowded with tourists. Impressive and with an interesting history

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ustraveller2017
Cadw_Wales, Marketing Assistant at Caernarfon Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Caernarfon Castle and found it interesting. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle, unsure of the history behind and was presently surprised with the amount of detail available to us. Not for the unfit as there are many stairs to climb however the museum is easily accessible for those less fit. We climbed every...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hmcmu
Cadw_Wales, Marketing Assistant at Caernarfon Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Caernarfon Castle and that the climb to the top of the towers were worth it for the views. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in caernarfon. Go to the top of the eagle tower for the best views towards anglesey. Good museums within and plenty of places to exploreMore

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eifioncymru
Cadw_Wales, Marketing Assistant at Caernarfon Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Caernarfon Castle and enjoyed exploring the Castle. Great tip about going to the top of the Eagle tower for views towards Anglesey! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some time left before we headed home, so decided to check out the Castle. what an amazing place. lots of History and a great story of Wales and its Royal Connections

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Wayne T
22 July 2018|
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As far as I’m aware, it’s only assistance dogs that are allowed on the castle, but best to phone and check.
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