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Harlech Castle

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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.
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
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All reviews well worth a visit amazing views information boards welsh history worth the climb ground level outer walls nooks and crannies visitor centre and cafe short film gift shop per adult guide book north wales entry fee world heritage site great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interactive media in welcome area and info boards around the castle. Lots of turrets to climb and scary walk ways, not for the faint hearted. Worth a visit and nice walks around town. There is parking right in front of the castle, which is pay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lau A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in north Wales, so we thought we’d give this a go and actually it was better than we expected. By their nature, ancient castles are usually more or less ruins, but this had more to it than most. The walks along the battlements...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a very good state.Fantastic views from the top of castle.Also tried the on site cafe which was a good standard.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tn1para
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place worth visiting. Information on plaques throughout. Clean and fairly safe to walk around in suitable footwear. Different stair cases which are connected leading to the top. Overlooks the sea which was once at the foot of the castle. Souvenir and coffee shop on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Balbirkiren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was pouring down with rain we really enjoyed our time. We climbed to the top and the it was well worth it for the view. There are history boards within the castle with relay its history. The vistors centre overlooks the castle. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RascalsMate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great castle with excellent views all round the surrounding area. Not a place to visit if you dont like heights so stay firmly on the ground level as the upper walls dont have safety rails

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 68jtom
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

A great example of a castle from the 1200s. Some good information placed around the site to help bring the place to life. Make sure you’ve brought your walking legs, as lots of steps!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank philhE1194MH
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Harlech isn't as big as Conwy or Caernarfon but it's still a fantastic castle with its own stunning prescience and that you can spend a few hours visiting. Disappointingly, you can't get an audio guide which does seem to be behind the times so you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 3 and 7 year old daughters on a rainy Sunday & were impressed by the new bridge & visitor centre & cafe which has been added since we last visited. The short introductory video was excellent & we had fun exploring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is arguably the best, and most spectacular, of Edward 1’s string of castles which encircled North Wales. It sits high on the cliffs above Harlech and, when it was built in the late 13th Century, it would have been a wonderful example of shock...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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20 September 2018|
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Response from Damon C | Reviewed this property |
2hrs would be enough
Ann L
13 April 2018|
Response from bromsgrovebob | Reviewed this property |
I think about £6/adult £20/family and free for disabled people and their carers. not sure about children and oaps, although I'm sure Google could tell you.
16 March 2018|
Response from IainNorthernIreland | Reviewed this property |
While officially dogs are welcome, my recollection is that this doesn't apply to all parts (for safety reasons). Your dog needs to be kept on a leash at all times.