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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 nooks and crannies few hours guide book family ticket great place to visit fantastic views
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1  Thank C7883GImikeh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle dominates the town it stands proud on banks still protecting the town in its own way, as you walk through the gate you are met by a knight all dressed up with a sword and shield and his helmet to match, nice touch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brian6leighton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views over the harbour brisk walk around the walled city in the early morning watching the boats come through the swing bridge.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank irenemG9699UF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven to the castle from Minehead (300 miles...6 hrs) we arrived to find that the castle was closed for the entire weekend due to filming of Series Three of 'The Crown'!! No mention of this on the Castle web site when I checked a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Public Relations Manager at Caernarfon Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We have recently had to restrict access and close Caernarfon Castle for a limited number of days due to filming activity. We had shared this on our website and social media in advance of the filming and throughout the period...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic day out in Caernarfon and the Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon is a little town in North Wales. I caught the train from Chester in Cheshire. It took approximately one and a half hours to get there. What an amazing day because not only did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank soloflyer2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether by day or by night, the castle is a "must see" on any list for Northern Wales. This is a wonderful location and there is lots to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jjhhcw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A convoluted route following signs to the castle, as you can see the turrets as you appear to drive away from it, but it all makes sense when you arrive to the car park right next to it. Stunning, majestic sight as you arrive and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank clivef667
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting my husbands son and his family and on a rainy Saturday afternoon, there was enough to engage 4 adults and two small girls. The Royal Welch Fusiliers museum was interesting to young and old, good displays and dressing up opportunities to keep...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bev G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was incredibly impressive, my friends and I only went for a short visit as we are Extras filming there next week. The museums inside were lovely especially the remembrance day display, and the castle was just outstanding in such good shape. Would definitely...More

Date of experience: November 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 Alexander R | 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.