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Harlech Castle

Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. Very grand and bound to perk up the kids' imaginations, especially when you tell them it only cost £8k new... That was a while ago though!

The English monarch Edward I built Harlech in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role. It was one of the most formidable of his 'iron ring' of fortresses designed to contain the Welsh in their mountain fastness. There is a 200 foot long stairway which still leads from the castle down to the cliff base: a secret escape route!

It's funny to think that this castle used to be connected by short channel to the sea, nowadays the water has receded a great distance away, leaving the fortress high and dry. Can the kids imagine the sea just moving away like that…?

Worth noting that alternative parking is available nearby while their car park is closed long term for redevelopment: follow the yellow signs, apparently!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2YH, Wales


Click here to visit Harlech Castle's website
01766 780552

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, Sunday 11:00 - 16:00. Closed 24th - 26th December, 1st January


Adults: £6.00 Family:£16.20 Kids/Students/Seniors: £4.20 Under 5’s: Free


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