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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
James N
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Wells, United Kingdom
Nice stop if you're in the area

We drove by this and just decided to stop. We parked in the gravel lot at the bottom of the hill... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
elizschulte
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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Dolwyddelan, Snowdonia National Park, Wales
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All reviews car park information boards farm house short walk well worth a visit worth the climb north wales steep steps betws y coed blaenau ffestiniog spectacular views young children entry fee lovely walk parking lot welsh history great place to visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank James N
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

Thank mrsfletcher79
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

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

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

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

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

Thank Allyk52
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I highly recommend visiting this Welsh-built castle, if only to compare it to the massive English-built castles of Baumaris, Conwy, etc. We visited by local bus and walked from the bus stop to the castle parking lot (about 20 minutes?) but were then immediately stumped...More

Thank Alexis E
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