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Simple site in a great surrounding

Nice surroundings with the main tower fairly well preserved and featuring some informative history... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Toryu
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Small, but fun to explore

My family, including my two 10-year old twin daughters visited the castle in July 2018. The... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
JamesMNewland
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Wells, United Kingdom
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All reviews information boards farm house worth a visit short walk worth the climb north wales steep steps the main road betws y coed blaenau ffestiniog spectacular views welsh history young children entry fee free car park lovely walk parking lot
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Nice surroundings with the main tower fairly well preserved and featuring some informative history panels. View from the top is also great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Toryu
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Parked in the large car park next to the main road. The walk to the castle is via a path uphill through the Farm. As a Cadw member entrance is free. A steep, pleasant climb with a lot of steps. However the climb is well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CheyeneDog
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This castle dates to the end of the time of the last real Princes of Wales, specifically Llewelyn Fawr, who tried to unite Wales and repel England. The castle has heaps of information boards that captured the story so well, and the castle itself is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 6 September 2018

My family, including my two 10-year old twin daughters visited the castle in July 2018. The generally-used car park is at the foot of the tor on which the castle sits, and to access the castle this way, you have to pass through a farm...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JamesMNewland
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We parked in the large free car park at the bottom of the hill. We followed a path (not the official one!) up the hill to look for a geocache by the lake... We then carried on up the hill to the castle. Lovely castle,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We stopped on the off chance as we were driving past. There is a large free car park. There was signage but not a lot of signage. Keep in mind that access to the castle is through a working farm, you pay at the farm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the castle today, a family ticket is £11.60. It’s a nice walk up to it, once up there, you can go inside one part and climb to the top. There are information boards about the history. It did look like a group had been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kagsyb
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We drove by this and just decided to stop. We parked in the gravel lot at the bottom of the hill off the road, then followed a path up. The "office" was in one of the buildings, we just walked up the half-open door. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank elizschulte
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We stopped here on our way from Blaenau to Llandudno and really enjoyed our visit. It is quite a climb from the car park to the castle, and then, if you want to get to the top of the ramparts, a lot more steps. However,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Staying just up the road, we could see the Castle and thought it would merit closer inspection. After a lovely wooded trail..we came upon the ruin. Very well maintained, a lot more accessible than would first appear. At the top of the rampart you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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