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Harlech Castle

Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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Imposing Castle

The castle continues to dominate the little town of Harlech as it has done for centuries. Like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davidstow, United Kingdom
Fantastic views

An impressive castle with stunning views all around (even in imperfect weather conditions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Will C
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Completed in 1290, this is a fine example of a concentric circle, with outer walls serving as a line of defense around a series of inner walls and the main living quarters.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
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Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH, Wales
+44 1766 780552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle continues to dominate the little town of Harlech as it has done for centuries. Like many Welsh castles, it is still pretty much complete. Imposing views over the surrounding countryside all the way to Snowdon in the north. It also has an excellent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive castle with stunning views all around (even in imperfect weather conditions), definitely worth visiting if in the area.

Thank Will C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We now come here every time we are in the area for breakfast. Great value for money and really friendly staff. Good gluten free options!

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is an impressive stronghold to explore. Information provided is on screens in the gatehouse and a weak audiovisual in the shop. We enjoyed the excellent cafe adjacent to the castle. Parking would have to be in the town itself in high season at...More

Thank Jacqueline W
Cadw_Wales, Marketing Department at Harlech Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry for any confusion which you may have experienced regarding English Heritage membership discounts. I would like to inform you that all Cadw sites accept English Heritage membership. If you are in your first year, the entrance is half price, and should you renew, from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle was built in XIII century. Great view of Snowdonia from the top of the towers. Don't miss it if in the area.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic castle certainly giving you a great idea of what it was like all those years ago. Superb outer walls giving a awesome view across the bay certainly on a sunny day. The view of Snowdonia was impressive from the towers too. If you...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a blustery cold November morning, it certainly blows the cobwebs away! Outer walls are very well preserved and the remaining interior layout is clearly visible. I would love to see some investment into restoration of some of the castle rooms i.e the...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great castle to visit, with some great views of snowdonia from the top of the towers. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank richiej1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The position of this castle, with its views out across the bay to the Irish Sea, is truly impressive. The castle custodians have done a superb job of linking the castle to the visitor centre (a former hotel) by a cleverly designed bridge which in...More

Thank Hugh_Christina_S
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Set on the hill stands a small but beautifully formed castle. It has a modern visitor centre with a great cafe and shop. Once in you have great access to all the levels of the castle. The view from the top onto the seafront is...More

Thank Jonny C
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Kara P | Reviewed this property |
Harlech train station is very close to the castle but you do have to walk up a very steep hill! Shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes and you can get a delicious ice cream at the top :)
Kay R
30 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
My dog loved it only allowed in the grounds and not on the walls etc. The cafe has outdoor seats with lovely views. Lots of cadw castles allow dogs hope this helps. Enjoy x
3 May 2017|
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Response from Kath S | Reviewed this property |
5 mins walk and I think it was £1.50 for 2 hours