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- We went on a Princess cruise excursion and enjoyed it immensely. It was the most magnificent castle I had seen. It beat the Blarney castle by a wide margin. Very impressive and a lot to see. Took lots of pictures and the history was fascinating. The guide was extremely knowledgeable but went on a little too much for my liking but still give him a thumbs up for his passion for the castle. I would have liked more time to explore on our own. We were there about two hours and would have enjoyed a good 3 hours or more there if I had my choice. The town of Holyhead has an interesting sea wall but the town itself is a small fishing village with not much to offer so if you are on a cruise there, make sure you go to Caernarfon Castle, you wont regret it.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A must-visit when you’re in Conwy. The castle has a fascinating history and visitors are able to wander around the ruins at their own pace, walking the length of the castle walls (with fantastic views!) and going up into some of the towers. Staff are friendly and offer a blue light card discount which is brilliant. Tickets are fairly price for the amount you get to see. Given the age of the castle and the fact it’s in ruins, the ground can be uneven so I’d recommend wearing sensible footwear.Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We happened to be very lucky and visited on the day of a Medieval festival with lots of demonstrations, re-enactments, etc. Definitely made the visit much more interesting and as English Heritage members, our visit was free !
The castle itself has a fantastic history which you learn as you go around. It's a huge place built to live in rather than just being defensive and is in remarkably good condition considering the age.
Well worth a visit.Written 27 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Castle is now set out for Christmas and is beautiful with the rooms all lit up. There is a giant Wreath in the walled garden too!Written 26 November 2023
- Visited in Winter season so some elements of site were closed. Will gladly visit again as even with some closures the site was impressive and immaculately cared for. A grand castle with a history dating back to the 13th Century.Written 13 November 2023
- So much history, and staff at gift shop/reception are so accommodating. I hate going up hills though, so if your like me, panic, coz it's a steep one. Very lovely few hours spent hereWritten 14 November 2023
- Always a pleasure going up here with the family- one of the perks about having family history here stretching to just after Crimea is that you know some of the area despite living a ways away.
Sublime place to take pictures- make sure you’re prepared with hiking gear and water though!!! Would always recommend.Written 19 November 2023
- Really fun to see where I’m a celebrity was filmed the 2 years it was in Wales, still some things there eg the Privy, phone box, kiosk cledwyn, mostly ruined but still nice to look aroundWritten 8 November 2023
- Lovely Day out . Display and information good.
Grounds well kept.
Staff extremely polite and helpfulWritten 27 October 2023
- Fabulous two-night stay at Gwydir Castle. Peter and Judy were delightful hosts, who went out of their way to introduce us to their wonderful, historic and engaging home.Written 22 October 2023
- Nice castle but just use it as stop of for the Slate mines up the road as not a full day's activity.Free to visit just have to find somwhere to park. The car park opposite the site is cheaper than the one near the railway station for snowdon so take note!
It was a nice thing to visit but I would recommend then going to the Slate mine museum just up the road. Not alot going on at the castle but beautiful views and s alittle information about it.Written 18 October 2023
- A very import piece of history in this "proper" castle; in what it was used for by Edward 1; well worth a visit for the price.Written 30 August 2023
- Went there on a rainy day (was hoping to miss the rain, but if you wait for the nice weather, you never do anything).
Our toddler and the dog loved it.
It is a nice castle (in ruins), with lovely views and some interesting information along the visit.
There is a small shop selling a small amounts of local products, books and toys for the kids.Written 11 September 2023
- A choice of two free car parks and free entry to the Castle sets up a cheap entertainment window for those who are young or young at heart. Edward 1 first castle in N Wales occupies a dominant position overlooking the Dee estuary and the Wirral peninsula. The towers can be scaled to discover the strategic views. A section of the Wales coastal path provides easy walking to the nearby Flint Dock where an insight to industrial activity in recent and past centuries opens up. Watch out for dog droppings! We took two hits! Wish the locals would pick up after their pooches perform.Written 23 August 2022
- Surprised by the extent of the ruins still visible. The castle is an important part of Welsh history and now sits in a peaceful and beautiful location. And it’s free!Written 3 August 2023
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