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“Perfect view on a sunny dat”
Review of Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Criccieth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: It is a landmark site, a true testament to the varying fortunes of war. What a picture, what a view! Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native Welsh princes and English monarchs want it, that it changed hands more often than a relay baton. Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, this very Welsh of princes included a very English style of gatehouse. Edward I’s forces took the castle some 50 years later, undertook their own improvements and remodelled a tower for stone-throwing engines. Not as much fun for those at the bottom as it sounds for those at the top!
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I took my husband and inlaws to criccieth Good Friday. Although I spent a lot of time in criccieth when I was younger I never went Upto the castle, so I made the effort this time round. I think £7 per couple is quite expensive as there really isn't much to do of see in and around the castle...but the views where beautiful. We spent quite a while just taking in the views and sea air. My inlaws loved it. There was enough seats to sit on, though it wasn't particularly busy ( probably due to price), but we enjoyed our flask of coffee listening to the waves and looking down at the very clear blue sea. We all really enjoy it. I probably wouldn't go up there again of I'm being honest but I'm glad I have been up there

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"worth a visit"
in 44 reviews
"information centre"
in 13 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 6 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 26 reviews
"steep walk"
in 17 reviews
"cardigan bay"
in 15 reviews
"overlooking the sea"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
in 14 reviews
"information boards"
in 12 reviews
"english heritage members"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"llyn peninsula"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"north wales"
in 12 reviews

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Under 5s are free so it was £7 for me and my wife, short walk to the top which was great for the kids. Fantastic views from the top of a great town. A really nice place, dog friendly and a info centre inside with probabley the funniest cartoon being played inside the 'cinema ' which was great for info and the kids

Thank Phil D
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I liked the convenience to both beaches and station although at the moment there are not trains due to problems at Harlech. Services should resume in May

Thank Jonquil S
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Could see the castle from down the beach so decided to go up there and so glad i did it was lovelyyyy..... The views were incredible I sat there for a while just looking around was soooo peaceful. Walked away feeling a huge sense of happiness having seen a bit of history. Nice day out. :)

Thank pennyxx
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The information centre below the castle has a lot of information about Welsh castles, well worth the visit just to see that. There was also a section that concentrated on the history of Gerallt Gymro, which again was very informative and well presented. When you buy your tickets you are given a leaflet - try and read it before reaching the castle as there are 'things' to look out for, and it also explains the purpose each section of the castle would have had. The path up to the castle is a little steep and I'm sure the steps could be a little slippery when wet - just take care and it shouldn't be a problem. The weather was extremely windy when we visited so that spoilt it a bit - felt a bit dangerous to walk all around the castle as it was too close to the cliff edge etc. But the extreme weather meant that there wasn't many people about. Fantastic views of the sea, coast and mountains. Toilet facilities available at the information centre below the castle as well as a gift shop. Only one staff member present when we visited, she was friendly enough and a Welsh speaker.

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