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“A Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle
Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
(01286) 677 617
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Caernarfon
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place is absolutely INCREDIBLE!

We went with the intention of killing an hour on the last day of a trip to North Wales. We expected ruins with, at best, a little diversion in the form of some written information.

Well, what can I say? It was absolutely wonderful.

You can walk on the walls, in the walls, up inside the walls and on different levels in the same wall. You can go to the top of the walls on each side, so you can look out to the sea, or over the town.

At every turn, there is something interesting to see, and the thought that people once lived and worked within the walls makes your skin tingle.

The access to all parts of the castle was enough to make it a worthwhile visit, and unbelievable value for money.

But then every so often, you come across a piece of magic that simply takes your breath away. I hesitate before describing everything because I don't want to spoil the surprises, but there is a room with royal exhibits, an absolutely fantastic military museum, and a looped video giving genuinely interesting information about this and other North Wales castles.

We had to leave after about 2 and a half hours, but otherwise we could have spent the day here, despite it being a wet, cold and windy day.

I cannot recommend the castle highly enough.

Visited December 2012
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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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“History at Caernarfon Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We spent a few hours wandering around Caernarfon Castle, what an interesting site this is. Many nooks and crannies to explore. Towers to climb, history to learn. This is were the Investiture of The Prince of Wales took place in 1969. Whilst there go through the musuem of The Welsh Fusilers. The history of the wars that took place in Wales with the English very interesting. This castle was started in 1283. Worth a climb up at least one tower for the stunning views of the Menai strait and Snowdonia area.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A famous castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Lots has happened in this castle in history. The castle itself is half built, there isn't much information around, and the tacky video takes from the experience, but it still an impressive castle worth visiting.

Visited October 2012
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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“Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Loved the Castle. Brought back memories of visits when i was little. Would have liked a little more iCastle nformation dotted around.

Visited January 2013
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

One of the best castles I've ever been to. Great views from the highest towers and lots of rooms and passageways to explore.

Visited December 2012
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