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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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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Very impressive, although outside visiting hours. All shops were closed ... But still, very well worth strolling around to enjoy the architecture and views ...

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Great castle much of it is in great condition. Lots of open space to run. The turrets are well kept and have excellent views. The welsh fussilliers museum is excellent and has lots of great information. We spent a few hours walking around enjoying the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Caernarfon is one of the most impressive of Wales's castles. It has survived the years and has only required very basic restoration. I would strongly recommend taking the tour, as it really brought the castle to life, with really interesting stories of the various rooms,...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Great atmosphere and reasonable price, kids will love it. Perhaps they could do with more audio visual stories, too many story boards in some instances. Museum of Welsh Guards amazing.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank PaulB848
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

So interesting!! Take the time for the tour...40 minutes or so. Such a nice and knowledgable guide but it is £3 additional to the entry cost but worth it! This castle is huge with lots of places to explore and climb. Even to the very...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank LR2Girl
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Really big castle with lots and lots of steep steps to climb up. Views were worth it though.Tip is to go early in the morning before school trips arrive.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Very large castle, with lots to see. But much involves being outside, so as it was raining it became a bit miserable. Good information area with lots of history - good for adults, bit too much reading for children! LOTS of steps to climb so...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank MioneD
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Caernarfon castle was constructed by king Edward I from 1283 onward. Building activity ceased in 1330 and a considerable part of the original design was never executed. The stronghold can be visited with the help of an outstanding guidebook. The layout of the castle corresponds...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Iweinvanaalst
Reviewed 29 June 2013

An awesome place - the guides could not have been more helpful and the hours we spent there were most enjoyable.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Caernarfon Castle is the most visited castle in Wales. It is extremely large and well preserved. There is a museum in one part of the castle and there's a maze of tunnels and stairways where visitors can explore the castle on several different levels. Prince...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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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
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Wayne T
22 July 2018|
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As far as I’m aware, it’s only assistance dogs that are allowed on the castle, but best to phone and check.
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