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Caernarfon Castle

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Address: Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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+44 1286 677617
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Wales' most famous and attractive castle, built in 1284.

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The castle to see.

Plan to spend a whole day at this castle. It is huge and has many finished areas. Start your journey to the left and continue around. There are a lot of steps, not handicap... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vassar, Michigan
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan to spend a whole day at this castle. It is huge and has many finished areas. Start your journey to the left and continue around. There are a lot of steps, not handicap accessible. Make sure to find the room of the chess board, the individual's working here are very informative and assisted my husband and I to finally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must if you're in the area, I wasn't a lover of big castles but thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. It's absolutely huge, not advisable if you're semi disabled or have difficulty climbing steps if you want to explore. Loads and loads of info on the history of the castle and the history of Wales, the museum is full of... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely how they had done the poppy layout. And very well looked after castle. If in the area its interesting to see the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

£7 95 entrance fee for a adult , which includes a map of the castle. There a several towers to climb , in which I recommend you use the rope on railings provided, also there is a film about the history of

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in early January with my other half and the kids ranging 14 - 7 years.....arrived on a Sunday morning slightly early to find that it doesn't open until 11am. When it did open the staff were really friendly and helpful advising that a family ticket was our best option at just over 20 quid. In all honesty I'm into... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Caernarfon Castle has a great sense of rich history with some very interesting exibitions and a welcoming atmosphere. The staff are kind and helpful and it is easily a must - see attraction. The views from the turrets and towers towards Angelsy, even in the rain and breath - taking and it has brilliant cafe and souvenir shop. Overall, a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy my visits to the castle. A great sense of history with some interesting exhibitions. Beware in the rain as paths and steps can be lethal

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice to visit this historic castle. Plenty of freedom to wonder around, great historic displays and gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting castles is one of my favourite things and this Castle has been my favourite so far. So much of it still standing and so much to see. The museum part was interesting and kept us looking for more. Awesome castle

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

We had tickets to see the poppies at Caernarfon Castle and was very impressed with the display. I've been to quite a lot of castles in Wales and his is one of the finest. The views from the towers either of the bay or the mountains in the distance are excellent. There is loads information about the history of the... More 

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