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“Impressive views”
Review of Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Harlech
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Skipton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Impressive views”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

A beautiful solid castle with wonderful views over the beach.There are some very informative display boards and well worth the family ticket price of just over £11. They are building a brand new castle information centre opposite the castle but there is no opening date yet.if you are planning on visiting other castles along the coast you can get a 3 day pass which reduces the cost

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A castle to visit”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Castles are there to defend and you can see as you approach Harlech why this castle was so effective. High on a rock overlooking the sea and the town of Harlech. It was a windy day and you needed to hang on at the top but the view was worth the climb. The attraction is well laid out with story boards so those with a historic bent can read up on the history. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Spectacular Castle”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great castle as you can really see it from far away and up close. Great views from the sea of the castle and from the castle of surrounding area.

Visited September 2012
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Hexham
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good spot to check out”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We didn't get to see as much of the castle as we would have liked due to the reduced mobility of my mother but what we saw was pretty impressive

Visited October 2012
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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“a good lot of character”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I liked this castle, beautiful views from the top and a good solid character. A very impressive site from a distance and from the train station and well worth a visit it is of good solid character

Visited October 2012
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