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“Ruins but great views”
Review of Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Criccieth
Certificate of Excellence
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Stockport
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ruins but great views”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a little costly for what you get regarding a castle as it is nothing more than low level ruins, however, the views alone are amazing and kids will love it regardless as it is good for exploring.

Visited June 2014
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Wirral
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Cheap and chearfull”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

There may not be much of the castle left but the entrance cost is worth it for the views. Plenty of historic information. Not for anyone unsteady on their feet hough. They let in dogs but watch the cliff edges.

Visited May 2014
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Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning views, and not much of a climb!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

My 3 year old daughter and I visited Criccieth Castle a few days ago. She loved climbing to the top and exploring the castle. It is not much of a walk to the top, so for small legs this is perfect- and the view is stunning- well worth a visit if you are passing

Visited April 2014
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Australia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Just as every child imagines and castle. Good historical exhibition and friendly staff. Wonderful views as well.

Visited April 2014
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“For the views alone, it's worth 5 stars”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Ok, let's get down to the nitty gritty. This is one of the major attractions in the area. It's a ruined castle; if you're expecting something akin to Caernarfon, you will be disappointed. There's no huge investment in visitor centres, museums, renovation and repair.

As an historical structure, it's maintained and it's pretty much a WYSIWYG. You get the remains, in place and not much more. For some the entrance fee to 'view' so little will be considered a rip off. But come on, let's put this in context. It's one if a series if castles, and anyone interested in that historical period will view it along with other, perhaps more popular examples. It's an important slice of the rich and diverse history of both Wales and England. It was a strategically important site and it's a privilege to tread the ground and think of the time it was constructed.

The Information Centre has a wealth of material about the castle and other places of interest. Please go with an open mind and take in the landscape, the views and the context of the setting. That's priceless.

Visited April 2014
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