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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
+44 1286 677617
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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 daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less.
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“eagle tower” (57 reviews)
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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch | Pendeitsh, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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"prince of wales"
in 167 reviews
"eagle tower"
in 57 reviews
"poppy display"
in 52 reviews
"welsh fusiliers"
in 69 reviews
"weeping window"
in 61 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 202 reviews
"military museum"
in 86 reviews
"royal welch fusiliers museum"
in 40 reviews
"lots of history"
in 32 reviews
"guided tour"
in 76 reviews
"free entry"
in 47 reviews
"few hours"
in 89 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 77 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 34 reviews
"guide book"
in 36 reviews
"family ticket"
in 38 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

This is the only castle we've been to were you can go to the top of all the towers. My husband and friend had a great time doing that. Compared to other English Heritage attractions the price was excellent. It was a very interesting castle...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

This is a great place to visit with the RWF museam also in the price

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Reviewed 12 December 2011

This castle is like no other. It was an amazing time with our kids. We brought our kids 5 & 1 to see it while we were visiting England. It is a self guided tour so you can explore at your leisure. The only thing...More

Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Edward I Finest castle. Renowned for its beauty and dominance of the town. A true must for tourists.

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

English Heritage members go free or join CADW - a must see

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

was lovely looking around, enjoyed the whole experience. would def go again. The most amazing views.

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Reviewed 3 December 2011

We arrived 5 minutes too late to tour the inside. The outside of the castle was quite impressive and it was interesting seeing how the town has grown up around it

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

a wonderful day out around the castle and local area

Thank thekay55
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

It is a HUGE castle, and it took us several hours to go though it all. We loved the museum , and the section of the inauguration of Prince Charles. The only negative was a French school was visiting, and the children were running amok...More

1  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

This beautiful castle was the highlight of our stay in Snowdonia. Stunning location and very well managed. We will be back as there is so much to see, it needs at least two visits to truly appreciate the historical importance of this wonderful place! Highly...More

1  Thank Peter L
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Response from James O | Reviewed this property |
Understandably for children of that age range, the experience will be a lot more limited, as visiting the castle is primarily for sightseeing and educational purposes. Having said that, the sightseeing alone can be a joyful... More
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farlands6
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Response from Nick H | Reviewed this property |
hi....I didn't see any in there, just checked Google and it seems the answer is no unfortunately
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