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Aberystwyth Castle

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Address: New Promenade, Aberystwyth, Wales
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+44 1970 617642

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Beautiful ruins

Fun, free ruins to clamber around with a view straight out to sea. I love the mix of "complete" and ruined castles in Wales

Reviewed 5 days ago
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids had great fun scrambling around the ruins, and there is a big play park right next to the castle which was great

Thank Milktrace
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wandered over to the castle, after visiting on a Sunday and not having much else to do. The castle had no information boards, so we were unsure what we were wandering around. The ruins themselves were enjoyable to wander round for 15/20 minutes. The views across Aberystwyth were worth it more so than the castle. Good for older kids... More 

Thank Shammie R
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed visiting this castle that is directly next to the irish sea and it was a beautiful sunny day and really nice so i'd recommend a visit to this place for anybody really Your children will enjoy running around here and there is a nice playground next to the ruins to It is one of my favourite places to... More 

Thank hols256
Leicester England
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119 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a lot standing to comment on. Little in the way of information boards. Would not go out of the way to visit.

Thank dave-the-wath
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun, free ruins to clamber around with a view straight out to sea. I love the mix of "complete" and ruined castles in Wales

Thank tomofboston
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Able to walk through without charge, makes a change!! However kids were climbing all over it even though there's a kids play area right next door. This visit doesn't take long so make sure to combine it with other things.

Thank karen r
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous day out in Aberystwyth will definitely be going back in the future. The people are wonderful and friendly.

Thank wittt_gray
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great remains of the castle with lots of information probably the best I've seen, however ruined by the large kids park right next to it and kids jumping around on the ruins of the castle

Thank Robynn05
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely places for families. Nice park and picnic area. Good for exploring the history of Aberystwyth. Places to sit and admire the views.

Thank Angie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a nice view of Aberystwyth and the front and a kids play area and that's about it , Harloch was much nice and more history

Thank Jonathan C

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