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Caernarfon Castle

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Address: Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1286 677617
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Fee: Yes

Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.

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Brilliant poppies

Special event ... Poppies! FREE, lots to see in this magnificent castle and this event will ensure many return.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Special event ... Poppies! FREE, lots to see in this magnificent castle and this event will ensure many return.

Thank Poetrypls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see a proper Castle with presence check this one out. Its large and very high, you can climb to the top of many turrets and check the veiws, being high just don't look over the edge if hights are a problem. There is plenty to see and explore it has been partly restored in the chambers... More 

Thank Brindle C
Ammanford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just spent the week in the area and this was a must visit, The castle is prominent on the Menai straits and the view from the top is amazing, as were the snow covered mountains in the distance!! The castle has lots and lots of very steep stairs that some people may find challenging, there is a "lift"... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to visit the castle while the Weeping Poppies display was showing. Very moving as we were there during Remembrance week. The Castle is of course magnificent and it was a privilege to see it.

Thank smallworldnow
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting enough, if one likes castles but, for me, it was just Another Bloody Castle! The location is nice, however, with good harbor views.

Thank nanatravels2
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wet and windy day but the castle has lots to see undercover. Plenty of spiral staircases. Stunning views from the top of the towers. the Eagle Tower especially. Royal Welsh Fusilers Museum part of the castle. Apparently best view is from the water (boat trip), but we didn't do this.

Thank williamcrossley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time viewing the display of poppies, very moving experience. DISABLED FACILITIES EXCELLENT we had a friend in a wheelchair who saw the display in great detail

Thank Patricia T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle to spend several hours in - it is so big I even got lost at one point so plan to spend more time here than many other castles. This was probably my favorite of the 6 castles I visited and the poppy display was incredible. Go early to avoid the crowds. I recommend a visit with the CADW... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the castle impressive towers Lovely spaces for the kids to run around Arguably best castle in wales

Thank aellituv
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the poppy display was extremely moving and the amount of crosses placed by people quitr breath taking, the other internal displays were also most enjoyable

Thank welshbirdshols

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