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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Criccieth Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

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It is a landmark site, a true testament to the varying fortunes of war.

What a picture, what a view! Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native Welsh princes and English monarchs want it, that it changed hands more often than a relay baton.

Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, this very Welsh of princes included a very English style of gatehouse. Edward I’s forces took the castle some 50 years later, undertook their own improvements and remodelled a tower for stone-throwing engines. Not as much fun for those at the bottom as it sounds for those at the top!

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Prices

Free entry

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Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Sun 29 Oct Spooky Halloween Trail

Contact

Enquiries

01766 522227

Address

Criccieth,
Gwynedd,
LL52 0DP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 500378  Lat: 52.91692 Long: -4.23205

A497 to Criccieth from Porthmadog or Pwllheli.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Criccieth station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups