Castles in North Wales

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Castles in North Wales

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  • 🌙Foxes 🦊
    Blackburn, UK15 contributions
    Would of been 5* but unfortunately I didn’t get to go in the castle 🏰 as I’m bit scared of heights managed to do a little bit of it enjoyable experience hopefully one day I’ll pick up the courage to go to the top of the castle 🏰 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Colin F
    5 contributions
    An interesting visit and the staff were very helpful. Sadly the main entrance was closed as the area was covered in scaffolding. On the plus side it was so repairs could be carried out and a lift installed to make that part accessible - the down side was that access was through a side entrance with steep steps so it made it very difficult for one of our party with mobility issues to get into the grounds in the first instance.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Smokemare
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK49 contributions
    I actually live in a little village with a castle on top of the hill. That castle is actually a folly, but Castell Dinas Bran was a real, working castle in it's time - though it wasn't occupied for as long as you'd think.

    It's quite a narrow road to drive to the nearest parking spot, so if you're feeling fit, I'd recommend walking from the town. Even if you DO park in the layby near the castle, it's quite a climb up to the ruin. However, it IS definitely worth it. Dinas Bran is a romantic ruin, stabilised but not restored. There are some information boards placed around giving you some insight into the history of the place. It's worth a visit to explore the ruins and to enjoy the spectacular views. When we went it was a cloudy day, if it'd been fine then it would have been even more impressive. Highly recommended if you interested in this sort of thing.
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • David H
    Oldbury, UK44 contributions
    Ease of getting tickets and disabled carpark closer to the castle was great. The castle offers a great experience of life in the castle. The rooms are beautiful with stunning pictures and furniture. There are lots of things to see. The Victorian kitchens are interesting and the transport area with all the train engines is excellent. The walled garden was lovely though difficult for us to walk around the lower area as it is a bit steep.

    We would all like to thank the lovely visitor guide who took us into the castle to avoid the cobbled ground with a wheelchair. All the staff were excellent. Thank you so much.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Chrissie O
    1 contribution
    Friendly helpful staff. Very interesting. Lovely views. Dog friendly on ground level Seren and Poppy enjoyed their walk around the castle. My husband and I took it in turns to visit the higher levels. We met some lovely people from USA during our visit so a big hello to them.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • SarahsOffAgain
    London, United Kingdom111 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit, the information around the castle gives you a good picture of why the network of castles in N Wales is set as it is. Dogs are allowed on the ground floor (as it were) so we took it in turns to climb the walls etc.

    Cafe is really good - excellent cake and tea.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • tarrina72
    St.Helens52 contributions
    This castle is free of charge, and is situated in a beautiful part of North wales, great views from the top of the castle, but please be careful when going up has the stairs are quite narrow.. Would definitely visit again.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • JAF_Wales
    Cardiff, UK942 contributions
    The castle at Criccieth is small but has been built at a vantage point overlooking the bay so you can get good views from the top. You can also see Harlech castle across the bay. There is a small visitor centre and shop with some information about the history of the castle so is worth a look.
    Written 20 October 2021
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  • Paulglobetrotter
    Chester, UK18 contributions
    Excellent walk about with fabulous views, I'm a celebrity get me out of here has done a great deal to bring it to peoples attention and the money raised has gone a long way to taking back to it former glory so if you have visited it in the past come again because there will have been lots of changes.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Valerie
    Willenhall, UK64 contributions
    Chirk Castle is an amazing place , I walk with crutches as my mobility is poor I did get around castle quite fine. The one negative was disabled parking was a distance away from castle. No one mentioned the visitor shuttle service till I was heading back down hill.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • William A
    Staffordshire814 contributions
    This is a brilliant house to look around. The owners are working wonders to maintain the property. Lots of interesting information in each room. The grounds and peacocks are excellent. The grounds are really well tended but not manicured to within an inch of their lives - lovely. Some fabulous old trees.
    Really is worth a visit.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Gareth Davies
    30 contributions
    A large and impressive castle with superb views. The staff were also very friendly. It'd be great to have a little more information on site though, especially accessible for disabled visitors. It has the potential to be a significant tourist destination.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • AndyB
    89 contributions
    Great stop off destination on way to Conway.
    Free day out.... the parking, beach, castle and coastal walk.
    We spent around 2 hours here to break up our journey, we had lunch on the tables next to the beach which the area was clean and well kept. we would have stayed longer if the weather was better but was too chilly to sit on the beach.
    It was an amazing find and would recommend a stop off, plus there are several supermarkets so we could top up before we hit the self catering lodge.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • chynagirl1
    Sunderland, UK1,333 contributions
    Unfortunately it was closed when we went there but the website had said it was open. We were able to get a good view of the castle from the roadside and take some photos but were very disappointed that it was closed
    Written 2 November 2021
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  • zoe l
    1 contribution
    Last week I went to Corwen, I went to the astonishing swimming pool and swam in the refreshing pool. I then went to the fun and beautiful park where I went on the swings, it was fantastic. I also went to the historical museum and I saw an amazing photographs from the past. Later on I walked up the beautiful Caer Drewyn hill with the magnificent views of the town.
    I went to the YumYums cafe, I got the cookie Dough Ice cream, it was the best Ice cream that I have ever had. The towns library was lovely and quiet, the staff were very helpful and there was a large selection of books.
    So if you are wondering where to visit in Wales, you should come to Corwen.
    Written 21 March 2022
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