Criccieth Castle

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Criccieth Castle
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Advance booking required Spectacular coastal castle built – and destroyed – by powerful Welsh princes Criccieth is truly a castle to capture the imagination. Crowning its own rocky headland between two beaches it commands astonishing views over the town and across the wide sweep of Cardigan Bay. No wonder Turner felt moved to paint it. By then it was a picturesque ruin – destroyed by one of Wales’s most powerful medieval princes, Owain Glyndŵr.
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JAF_Wales
Cardiff, UK940 contributions
Castle and views
Oct 2021
The castle at Criccieth is small but has been built at a vantage point overlooking the bay so you can get good views from the top. You can also see Harlech castle across the bay. There is a small visitor centre and shop with some information about the history of the castle so is worth a look.
Written October 20, 2021
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK301 contributions
Fantastic views
Oct 2021 • Couples
The best part of the visit to Criccieth Castle is the views when you get to the top.
Definitely not worth anyone with walking difficulties visiting
Written October 16, 2021
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RichSid
Maldon, UK93 contributions
Castle visit
Sep 2021
The only thing this is worth going into for, is the views. Other wise I would save £5 and spend it on something else
Written September 20, 2021
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negativecamber
Broadway, UK320 contributions
A Stunning view
Sep 2021
Criccieth Castle is not a huge place but well worth a visit I am always interested in the history of all this castles. If you are not bothered about the castle itself it is worth the view to go up there. There is the most stunning views in all directions over Criccieth & the Llyn Peninsula. We had not booked beforehand just going on speck but it was fairly early and no problems getting in. I do not know how it would be later as when we left there were many more coming in
Written September 11, 2021
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shropshirenick
Shrewsbury, UK17,552 contributions
A Wonderful Location
Aug 2021
I love the Llyn Peninsula. When I see Criccieth Castle, I know I have arrived in this beautiful part of Wales. The castle is very prominent on a hill overlooking the bay. It is well worth a visit if you like castles and ruins. The views from the castle are stunning.
Written September 3, 2021
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MisterTrick
Manchester, UK27 contributions
Craggy castle with wonderful viewa
Aug 2021
After a short, steep walk up the hill, we reached the castle with its two D-shaped entrance towers still largely intact. The view from the top is magnificent - you can see a bay stretching away on either side of the craggy hilltop. The rest of the castle is mostly ruined but it allows you to conjure up its turbulent history in your imagination. Welsh Princes and Anglo-Norman Barons and Kings have fought here over the centuries. Thankfully, the place is peaceful now
Written August 31, 2021
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colesplus3
Bedfordshire53 contributions
Amazing views across the sea
Jul 2021
Walked here from our campsite (1.5 miles along the coast path). Had booked 12 but arrived about 20 minutes late.
Enjoyed a walk around the castle and ate our picnic looking over the sea.
Felt like we had the place to ourselves when we left about an hour later - we did as they closed between 1-2 (but they hadn't told us that when we went in). Felt like we'd done something wrong as they unlocked the shop door for us to leave.
Well worth a visit though as it's such a prominent landmark.
Can't comment on the cost - as we're English Heritage members so didn't pay.
Written August 25, 2021
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willigoagain?
66 contributions
Lovely!
Aug 2021 • Family
Great hour or so adventuring around the castle gorgeous views from the top but blows a bit at the top!! Small gift shop at the bottom. Staff lovely and friendly.
£15 ish for 3 of us.
Written August 18, 2021
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Jonathan W
Swansea, UK115 contributions
Golygfeydd anhygoel
Jul 2021 • Family
What wonderful views.
A small castle, but very nice with fantastic views over the season and mountains.
A lovely Welsh welcome from the ladies who were happy to speak to you in Welsh or in English
Written July 29, 2021
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK462 contributions
Spectacular Views
Jun 2021 • Couples
Booked on line, it was a sweltering Sunday afternoon and we arrived half an hour early - it was slightly confusing in we were asked for our booking, name and then left to wait .
However on entry we walked up the path to the castle ruins . The views from the top is spectacular. Would have appreciated a few more signs around the site to understand the various parts of the council
It wasn’t expensive to visit and took about an hour
Written July 18, 2021
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