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Harlech Castle

Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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Outstanding views and cafe facilities

We had lunch in the visitor centre cafe and it was excellent, the menu offered a good choice of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crystal231
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Impressive Structure

Although technically a ruin, the castle is imposing and impressive. The highlight for me was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul B
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
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"well worth a visit"
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"amazing views"
in 61 reviews
"information boards"
in 35 reviews
"welsh history"
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"outer walls"
in 15 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 15 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 14 reviews
"visitor centre and cafe"
in 13 reviews
"ground level"
in 13 reviews
"on site"
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"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"north wales"
in 43 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 19 reviews
"per adult"
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"world heritage site"
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"guide book"
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"cakes"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch in the visitor centre cafe and it was excellent, the menu offered a good choice of snacks plus more fill g options such as chicken casserole, and we had Welsh rarebit (fancy cheese on toast!) served with chutney, coleslaw and dressed salad....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although technically a ruin, the castle is imposing and impressive. The highlight for me was walking to the top of the walls and seeing the great views. Take binoculars if you can. There is a short film experience giving a bite sized overview of the...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a car park just outside the castle walls and it was my good fortune to find a space AND to arrive as canon fired off. Not a usual occurrence according to the ticket seller. Plenty of interest in both the town and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful place to visit when in wales on a family holiday, lovely little cafe that sells delicious food/drinks. The town around it is really quiet! Would definitely recommend here to visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This small castle dominated the landscape giving amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The visitor centre and cafe are very nice but we did find the film a bit of a waste of time. It is very modern in production but tells you very little....More

Thank rabbit198
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was it built to keep the Welsh under control or the English out. It was captured by Owain Glendower & lived in by him & his family for 5 years before being taken under English Control again. With regard to Prince Harry of Wales who...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb panoramic views. Clearly a well maintained structure when one considers its age & history. CADW to also be commended for the tea room and foot bridge design. Food also good!

Thank Rawlinsd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle approximately ten years ago. Thoroughly recommend and price reasonable too. Information regarding the castle history on displays and guide book available. Such a beautiful prominent building well worth a visit .

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many placesa re overwhelmed with interpretations., shops and guides. Harlech castle has a historical set of plaques (which could be more orgainsed) but other than that has been left largely untouched(). Well worth the visit along with the town for the views etc

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Harlech overnight and decided to tour the castle. Some great views although the height is not for the faint hearted. Would definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area.

Thank Sue574
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Ann L
13 April 2018|
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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.
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51Nessa51
16 March 2018|
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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.
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2011Jules
3 July 2017|
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Response from Kara P | Reviewed this property |
Harlech train station is very close to the castle but you do have to walk up a very steep hill! Shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes and you can get a delicious ice cream at the top :)
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