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“Great fun!”
Review of Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth Castle
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Took the children round the castle after visiting the play park. They actually enjoyed it more than the play park, finding hiding places and climbing the ruins to have photographs! The views are fantastic and worth taking a picnic up there on a nice day.
The place is so cleanly kept. I'm glad to see after my last visit years ago that they have locked the one tower... A place the homeless took a liking to and had an aroma of urine.
Nice to know you can visit and wonder around for free as most places these days have an entry fee.
Recommend a visit.

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“In good condition”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This appears to be what is left of the original castle, not rebuilt version by 20th Century Historians.

The story telling is unobtrusive, which I like and you can play putting in the grounds.

Well worth the money...It is free

Visited July 2014
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“A once great structure !!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

If you like ruined castles then you can spend some time wandering around taking in the history. Otherwise you might see it as a nice place to sit, have a picnic, late night drink with the boys, as there were a few cans around in places.

There is not much left of what was undoubtedly a magnificent structure. Shame there is not much in the way of information as you go around.

It is right in the town, by the sea with wonderful views. Enjoy it while it is still there.

Visited June 2014
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ludlow shropshire
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“Don't forget the picnic ”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place absolutely great for all the family fantastic views the kids love the play area and the flowers are deserved of top awards completely stunning

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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“Worth a look”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The ruins themselves were good to look around and was free which is a bonus, nice views and a park nearby for the kids! I was quite disappointed that there was no information boards to tell you about the history of the place! Also the pair of dirty pants left by the side of the ruins was a bit of a put off! Otherwise it would be a nice place to sit with a picnic or your fish and chips!

Visited August 2014
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