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Wonderful spot but not a lot of castle to visit

There is an information centre at the start which is interesting without taking too long or being... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GAlsager
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Alsager, United Kingdom
Family outing

Stopped here on way to Portmeirion. Derelict castle high on cliff. Views would be awesome but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lyndawilson72
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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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All reviews worth a visit small exhibition information centre cardigan bay fantastic views steep walk interesting history overlooking the sea information boards english heritage members gift shop well worth the effort worth the climb llyn peninsula sunny day visited criccieth nice walk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 lady on duty there was beyond belief. She gave us our ticket told us it may be slippy then went back to her personal phone call. Not offering any leaflet even how to get to the castle we eventually worked it out for ourselves after going back out the way we came in thinking that was the way, she didn't correct us just carried on her call. Enjoyed it though

Thank TabandMeg
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 are a few benches overlooking the beach and I could sit there for hours enjoying the view, it's so quiet and relaxing.

The castle itself in a bit underwhelming once you get up there - there really isn't much to see, no walls to climb to the top of etc. So a visit won't take too long and it can be disappointing when compared to some of the other castes around but it's still a great site to visit in its own right.

Thank GAlsager
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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, well worth the visit as the views span Cardigan bay with Harlech castle dark and brooding just across the water.

Thank MikeJD2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic 360 degree views from the top of the castle. Lovely view of the whole of the town and out to sea.

Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Ancient castle ruins are amazing. The front of the castle is almost completely intact but once you venture to the back you can see that the weather has taken its toll. Absolutely beautiful piece of history.. My children 8 and 5 loved every second.. The walk is quite steep and on fairly uneven ground, so anyone with any injuries or health conditions that effect walking might want to re consider.. There is a gift shop and a small museum section at the beginning too.. Criccieth town is cute for a little walk around too..

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle ruins are relatively small, took us 30 minutes to wonder around and take in the views (which are impressive); however, the advertised Halloween spooky walk was not on due to high winds (surely the wind is a pretty common feature on the coast in an elevated position?!)...so we traveled 40 mins to pay £16 to not do a Halloween spooky walk....all in all a complete false advertisement and a couple rip off....they won’t care of course as the place was packed with families eagerly awaiting the spooky adventures, to find out once in there....nothing, absolutely nothing here, not a single decoration....

Real shame, poor show and very unhappy customers

Thank Frecklefriends
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on way to Portmeirion.
Derelict castle high on cliff.
Views would be awesome but unfortunately it was raining heavily when we were there.
Good visitor centre/small shop & toilet facilities.
Would be nice to come back on a good weather day!

Thank lyndawilson72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice, dog friendly day trip. Lovely staff made us and our dogs feel very welcome! Thank you!

Thank Carolinelovey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time to walk up to the castle when in Criccieth, very informative visitor centre which was nicely set out. The views from the castle are worth the entrance price alone. Magnificent.

Thank keefidee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular ruins on a high promontory overlooking Cardigan bay, North Wales and Snowdonia.
It's quite high up so limited walking capability should be aware. Paths are good though. Quite exposed as you'd expect at the top so take a coat, hat etc as at the base it can feel calm but when you get up it could be blowing a hooly.
The visitor centre at the bottom is informative with helpful staff.
This has disabled access and toilets.

Thank JGManuel
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