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“Nice castle, worth a visit”
Review of Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle
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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, beautiful views and lots of info. I would not have paid £11.60 for a family ticket though.

Thank mrsfletcher79
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"information boards"
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"farm house"
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"short walk"
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"well worth a visit"
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"worth the climb"
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"north wales"
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"betws y coed"
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"blaenau ffestiniog"
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"spectacular views"
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"young children"
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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 house The route up is fairly steep and the castle is not large. However the view from the top is worth the climb.

Thank Helen J
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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 in there and had a party. There were a lot of old beer bottles and coffee cups left and other litter. Not the castles fault but not sure anyone goes up there to check it.
We felt the ticket was expensive considering the small area inside, we were only there a very short time and we’d seen it all.

Thank Kagsyb
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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 think they only take cash, and there aren't any restrooms. After paying, we continued up the hill. There weren't any guides up there, but there are signs for information. For a while we were the only people there, it was nice!

1  Thank elizschulte
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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, all this effort is worthwhile because the views from the top are stunning. There are plenty of information boards to explain the castle's history. A word of warning; the lady at the farm does not accept plastic so make sure that you have sufficient cash to cover the entry fee.

Thank Michael C
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