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image for Castle item typeDolwyddelan Castle at Dolwyddelan Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.10-£3

Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle


Dolwyddelan, a mountain stronghold of the Welsh Princes, stands in a magnificent location deep in Snowdonia. It was built between about 1210 and 1240 by Llywelyn the Great to control a strategic pass through his mountainous kingdom.

Coach parties acceptedRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 October 2016 - 31 March 2017 Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
1 April - 30 September 2017 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Adult - £3.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £8.10
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.10
Children under 5 - Free





Plan route to Dolwyddelan Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 721523  Lat: 53.05298 Long: -3.90847

Travelling north-east on the A470 from Blaenau Ffestiniog towards Betws-y-Coed, pass a left turn signed Roman Bridge railway station and after a mile, car park for the Castle on left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.3 miles from Dolwyddelan station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed