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Review of Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Criccieth
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Australia
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Just as every child imagines and castle. Good historical exhibition and friendly staff. Wonderful views as well.

Visited April 2014
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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“For the views alone, it's worth 5 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ok, let's get down to the nitty gritty. This is one of the major attractions in the area. It's a ruined castle; if you're expecting something akin to Caernarfon, you will be disappointed. There's no huge investment in visitor centres, museums, renovation and repair.

As an historical structure, it's maintained and it's pretty much a WYSIWYG. You get the remains, in place and not much more. For some the entrance fee to 'view' so little will be considered a rip off. But come on, let's put this in context. It's one if a series if castles, and anyone interested in that historical period will view it along with other, perhaps more popular examples. It's an important slice of the rich and diverse history of both Wales and England. It was a strategically important site and it's a privilege to tread the ground and think of the time it was constructed.

The Information Centre has a wealth of material about the castle and other places of interest. Please go with an open mind and take in the landscape, the views and the context of the setting. That's priceless.

Visited April 2014
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not much to see mostly ruins”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I visited the Castle on Easter weekend. I was looking forward to it, as it looks so stunning from the beach. I was quite disappointed, I was expecting more than what I got to see.
It could be partly because I've seen so many Castles in Wales and this one didn't impress me.
I must admit the view was fantastic! It's worth go up to the Castle to see the view! It was a sunny day so the view was just beautiful towards to the mountains and to the sea.

Although there is not much to talk about the castle itself, the shop gave some interesting information about the history of the Castle.

Visited April 2014
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Upton merseyside
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect view on a sunny dat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

I took my husband and inlaws to criccieth Good Friday. Although I spent a lot of time in criccieth when I was younger I never went Upto the castle, so I made the effort this time round. I think £7 per couple is quite expensive as there really isn't much to do of see in and around the castle...but the views where beautiful. We spent quite a while just taking in the views and sea air. My inlaws loved it. There was enough seats to sit on, though it wasn't particularly busy ( probably due to price), but we enjoyed our flask of coffee listening to the waves and looking down at the very clear blue sea. We all really enjoy it. I probably wouldn't go up there again of I'm being honest but I'm glad I have been up there

Visited April 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Under 5s are free so it was £7 for me and my wife, short walk to the top which was great for the kids. Fantastic views from the top of a great town. A really nice place, dog friendly and a info centre inside with probabley the funniest cartoon being played inside the 'cinema ' which was great for info and the kids

Visited April 2014
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