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Harlech Castle

Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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Visited on a wet day and the cafe was not open because they had experienced a flood. Although... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Warwickshire, England
Didn't take much to make it come alive in your mind

So much of this castle is still there, it didn't take much to imagine it in its hey day, bustling... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
South Australia, Australia
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Completed in 1290, this is a fine example of a concentric circle, with outer walls serving as a line of defense around a series of inner walls and the main living quarters.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Visited on a wet day and the cafe was not open because they had experienced a flood. Although imposing and full of history I felt disappointed with lack of information and felt the whole experience would benefit from an audio guide. Fabulous views though from...More

Thank Galaxy1233
Reviewed September 19, 2016

So much of this castle is still there, it didn't take much to imagine it in its hey day, bustling with castle staff. Easy to get around and plenty of information boards. Great views too. Got some different and good views looking up at the...More

Thank GPS_Dude
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Reasonably priced attraction. One gripe was that the English version of the guide book costs £4.50 (£2 more than in other languages - although the English book is larger) On the whole well worth a visit. Was very quiet when we visited, Some alcoves had...More

Thank horseymum_11
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Love the new access bridge, the exhibits within the castle are very informative, The views from the top are great, giving views of snowdonia and the park.

Thank Vasco421
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Interesting and informative,worth a visit. Harlech is worth visiting. The views at the top were stunning.

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

It only cost 4 pounds each to get in and we spent a good hour in the castle. At first we watched a video of how things used to be, then went over the bridge into the castle. They had lots of information boards which...More

Thank MrsWats0n
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Very glad we made the trip to Harlech as the castle is really good if you enjoy your history/castles. Some good information boards on the way round and access to towers with stunning views. All in all a really enjoyable place to visit.

Thank Iliketripping
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The castle is well maintained and the information is quite comprehensive. The slide show at the beginning is a little pointless as all the information is repeated on the stands in the next room but maybe something children would enjoy.

Thank Avril G
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Only £6 per adult to explore the castle, lots to read in the lower rooms. We went up the spiral staircase in the first tower 142 steps up but when you get to the top it is well worth it. Lovely views. Only small barriers...More

Thank leaseduffield
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Had an excellent visit to Harlech Castle in beautiful weather today. The new visitor centre is superb and the cafe does very good food. The views across towards Snowdon from the terrace are stunning on a good day. The castle shop had a good variety...More

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July 2, 2017|
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Response from Kara P | Reviewed this property |
Harlech train station is very close to the castle but you do have to walk up a very steep hill! Shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes and you can get a delicious ice cream at the top :)
Kay R
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
My dog loved it only allowed in the grounds and not on the walls etc. The cafe has outdoor seats with lovely views. Lots of cadw castles allow dogs hope this helps. Enjoy x
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Kath S | Reviewed this property |
5 mins walk and I think it was £1.50 for 2 hours