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Caernarfon Castle

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Caernarfon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle's pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Welsh Castles. Worthy of World Heritage status no less!

Most castles are happy with round towers, not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these. You will also note the colour coded stones carefully arranged in bands.

Opening hours

1st November - 28th February
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January

1st March - 30th June
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

1st July - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 18:00

1st September - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £9.50
Kids (5-16): £5.70
Under 5's: Free
Family from £27.50

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Ditc, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2AY, Wales

Phone number

01286 677617



Click here to visit Caernarfon Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Caernarfon Castle has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Caernarfon Castle is wheelchair friendly.

No, Caernarfon Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Caernarfon Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Wonderfully compact yet entertaining 4 out of 5 stars

Often parked here but never went in. Very close to the town centre and river. It is beautifully small yet charming with spiral staircases and a window of poppies. Quite emotional actually. Very educational and we enjoyed our visit. Best thing was under 5s go free!

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