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Dolbadarn Castle

Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TA, Wales
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Lovely site, great views

Nice place to visit & free as well. Not much there other than the keep but great views of the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Frank K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Stop off before Snowdon

We stopped off at this castle to have our lunch before heading up Snowdon. Lovely views of... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Janet D
Southport, United Kingdom
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Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TA, Wales
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Nice place to visit & free as well. Not much there other than the keep but great views of the valley & mountains. Well worth a short, gentle walk to see the scenery.

Thank Frank K
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We stopped off at this castle to have our lunch before heading up Snowdon. Lovely views of Llanberis and a working slate mine, not much really to see about the castle but it is free

2  Thank Janet D
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is small but still great as you can go to the top and take in the beautiful scenery. It's free to visit and is set in a beautiful area. The information is really good! Car park is near but isn't too pricey...More

Thank chloeebh
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We stumbled cross Dolbadarn Castle whilst visiting Llanberis during our first visit to Snowdonia. Unsure what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised. A short uphill walk takes you up to the castle ruins and the surrounding landscape is breathtaking. In one direction the lake...More

Thank SatisfiedCustomers54
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This castle is at the back of our hotel and easily accessible, the trees and plants and mountains and lakes and tranquillity make this a special place.

Thank Lucillu
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We found this by chance when visiting the Snowden Mountain Railway. It is a short, steep, walk from the car park we used (the one past the lakeside railway which is cheaper than the main car park) and is clearly sign-posted. There is primarily only...More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Short walk up from town - worth a visit. Good views from the viewing gallery at the top of an aincient spiral staircase encased in the castles walls.

Thank MikeF2011
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Provides Stunning views of the Quarry. Must go on a sunny day. Building itself is a master piece and a good example of strong structural engineering.

Thank Harinder S
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This castle is in a field not far from the slate museum in llanberis and is very interesting. Completes your visit to llanberis nicely.

1  Thank eifioncymru
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Stunning remains of the castle up on a hill with amazing views of the lake and mountains. Due to the time of year we went, we had the place to ourselves to explore. You can climb all the way to the top of the tower...More

Thank Anna E
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