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Caernarfon Castle

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After all these years Caernarfon’s immense strength remains undimmed. A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a...more
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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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All reviews prince of wales eagle tower welsh fusiliers poppy display weeping window well worth a visit fusiliers museum lots of history guided tour free entry couple of hours few hours nooks and crannies guide book family ticket great place to visit fantastic views
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On our second stay in the town, we finally made it through the castle doors. Pleased we did. A lot to see and read and a lot to walk around . It is well worth a visit . It is amazing that the outer walls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying a couple of minute walk from the Castle so this was a must visit for us. It was sunny day and we enjoyed wandering around the grounds. Liked the fact that they had not closed off too many of the stairways/passages so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lauraloumk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have 3 children, our eldest is 3 and a half. They all loved running around the beautiful and very impressive castle!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheNumber23_88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited many many castles, one of the best I've been to in being able to explore all the areas of the castle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Navigator94530
Reviewed 1 week ago

After years walking around the outside we finally made it through the doors. What a huge place. You can walk around all the walls and get spectacular views of the surrounding area. The film on in one of the towers outlining the history was great....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 978Keys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited quite a few times over the years and now we have an older child we thought it time to visit again as we were in the area. We get free entry due to English Heritage membership. Nice to see some additional interpretive displays...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fatherofgrafton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, north-west Wales. It goes withough saying that the Castle looks so much impressive! While I was wandering round the Castle, a question popped up in my head - how could they live in such dampness? with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KseniaLoveUBritain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great castle right in the centre of the town. You do need to be fit to climb the numerous steps up and down all the towers. I often needed to retrace my steps when I realised I’d missed a section of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lida75
Reviewed 14 December 2018

For several decades a visit to what the English call Carnarvon Castle and the Welsh call Castell Caernarfon had been on my list of things to do. Last weekend the opportunity finally arose to explore probably the most famous of the chain of forbidding Norman...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prickles1
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a must see castle if you only have time to see one or two. Walk around and climb the towers for a real feel of what it was like to live and work in a castle. Well woth the time to visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Adele P
14 September 2018|
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Response from 767,413,074,750 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of car parks near the castle, the main one being directly outside of it, think it's £5.00 for the full day. I checked with the parking attendant who confirmed you can leave the car park and return later... More
Wayne T
22 July 2018|
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Response from Scottish-alexander | Reviewed this property |
As far as I’m aware, it’s only assistance dogs that are allowed on the castle, but best to phone and check.