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Criccieth Castle

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Interesting ruin with fabulous views over the bay

Criccieth Castle was built in the thirteenth century and you can still see how formidible it must... read more

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Photographic opportunity

Recently visited here whilst on a mini break in Criccieth. Very pleasant lady on the desk. A... read more

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It is a landmark site, a true testament to the varying fortunes of war. What a picture, what a view! Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native...more
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Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales
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All reviews worth a visit small exhibition information centre fantastic views cardigan bay steep walk interesting history information boards english heritage members gift shop well worth the effort sunny day worth the climb llyn peninsula visited criccieth helpful staff nice walk
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Reviewed today

Criccieth Castle was built in the thirteenth century and you can still see how formidible it must have been. A place of power and grandeur. At the entrace to the site there is an interesting child friendly introduction and exhibition. Then you climb up the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited here whilst on a mini break in Criccieth. Very pleasant lady on the desk. A big of a steep climb up, it well worth the effort. We were there on a lovely sunny day and the views from the castle are spectacular. Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jaybsunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the box office you will find the walk to the castle a bit steep however on a clear day the views across the bay you can see Snowdon and Harlech the castle is larger than appears from the street and offers disabled access there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Derek S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed across the road from the castle in a nice hotel. Beautiful to walk around - pity we couldn't get in and view the entire castle as we had to leave to early.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MissusEd
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Well worth a visit, marvellous views in all directions - we were lucky we chose a bright day. It's free to visit on (I think!) Monday and Tuesday in the winter, you just go through the green gate to the left of the visitor centre,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is an excellent example of a castle ruin. It's not too far to walk up the hill and it really is worth it. You get a real sense of the past standing on that ground.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimN263EL
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location , great castle , overlooking most of Criccieth and it's beaches and the surrounding area. Great little shop in entrance to the castle. Very helpful staff .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hugh W
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is not the best original state or refurbished castle in Wales the views are beautiful both to Snowdonia's mountains and both to the sea, so it's quite worth it But I am a member of CADW and visited today and to be honest the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TabandMeg
Reviewed November 7, 2018

There is an information centre at the start which is interesting without taking too long or being too heavy and there is a fun game for kids, plus the presentation displayed on the table is clever. The views from the top are stunning and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GAlsager
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Our apartment was just a short walk away from the castle, so we could resist wandering up to this small but formidable structure, the twin towers give a much more imposing presence than its size suggests, with an interesting visitors centre as you go in,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from emma_evans8955 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes you can! We went with our Akita and we were made very welcome!
March 3, 2015|
Response from BrianDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself does not provide accommodation but the town itself has a large number of small hotels and guesthouses. Look on Tripadvisor or criccieth on the web - enjoy your holiday!
February 15, 2015|
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Response from Melanie M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think any rooms at Tyn Y Gwynt have direct sea view, but very comfortable and welcoming b&b.
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Penrhyndeudraeth Visit in April (1 Reply)
My wife and I will travel by rail to Penrhyndeudraeth in Apr, and have a few hours to visit the area, either HARLECH CASTLE, CRICCIETH CASTLE or PLAS BRONDANW GARDEN. If we could only visit one, which one would you recommend, and how would we reach it without a car? Thanks. Singing Raccoon
February 15, 2006|
Response fromaardvark10|
None of them. I'd either go to Port Meirion or a ride on the Ffestiniog Railway. The railway has a stop in Penryn, also a stop on the main network for you to visit Harlech castle or Criccieth castle.
Pat D
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Criccieth Castle (4 Replies)
Is there a charge to go in here thanks.
April 28, 2016|
Response fromPat D|
That's great, thanks.