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

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.40-£4

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 April - 30 September 2018 Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm.
1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Prices valid until March 2019
Adult - £4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £11.60
Seniors £3.20
Students and children under 16 - £2.40
Children under 5 - Free





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