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“Enjoy the views from this historical vantage point”
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 3 August 2014

Breathtaking views of the surrounding area and very atmospheric. The ruins of the castle certainly evoked a sense of history and provided an advantageous viewing point. The small visitor's centre included informative and well-designed information boards charting the castle's history. In this sense, small is beautiful!

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"worth a visit"
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"information centre"
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"small exhibition"
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"fantastic views"
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"cardigan bay"
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"steep walk"
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"overlooking the sea"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
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"information boards"
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"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"llyn peninsula"
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"sunny day"
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"worth the climb"
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"visited criccieth"
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"entrance fee"
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"north wales"
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Very good, informative centre, plenty of information about the past & plenty of books to purchase.Very busy when we visited, same way to get in & out, so because it was so busy in the shop bit of a struggle to get passed people coming in, but worth a visit.

Thank akerslake
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We went here for the day and had a lovely time...not an awful lot for the kids to do but very picturesque and the castle itself made for some really nice photos..i like it here :)

Thank superchic1
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We love a castle. This one is small, but a lovely spot to just sit and soak in the atmosphere and the views. We've been reading famous five and my kids decided that this was just like Kirrin Castle...leading to an hour of imaginative play.

Thank smilymel
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

A bit of of a climb for stiff legs to the castle. Beautiful position with a lovely long beach. Plenty of parking along the sea front.

Thank kmr071
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