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Caernarfon Castle

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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.

Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2AY

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01286 677617

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page CaernarfonCastle@gov.wales

Retail Screen Screen icon for Snowdonia retail page https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caernarfon-castle/?lang=en

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Conwy Castle

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Built for Edward I, by Master James of St George, Conwy Castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

Rose Hill St, Conwy, LL32 8AY

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01492 592358

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page ConwyCastle@gov.wales

Retail Screen Screen icon for Snowdonia retail page http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/conwycastle/?lang=en

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Dolwyddelan Castle

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A stunning 13th Century fortress, buiilt by Llywelyn Fawr, the Prince of Gwynedd, and ruler of most of Wales, Dolwyddelan Castle stands on a craggy outcrop in the scenic Lledr valley between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Dolwyddelan, Conwy, LL25 0JD

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01690 750366

Retail Screen Screen icon for Snowdonia retail page http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/dolwyddelan-castle/?lang=en

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Castle Bistro

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Castle Bistro offers modern contemporary Welsh-themed cuisine in a comfortable and inviting setting. The good value menu offers high quality and is full of surprises, with specials dishes created to delight your taste buds.

High Street, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2YB

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01766 780416

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page reservations@castlebistro.net

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Criccieth Castle

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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.

Castle St, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0DP

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01766 522227

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page Criccieth.Castle@gov.wales

Retail Screen Screen icon for Snowdonia retail page https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/criccieth-castle/?lang=en

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Gwydir Castle

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One of Wales’ finest Tudor houses and seat of the illustrious Wynn family Situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley just a stone’s throw from Llanrwst, Gwydir Castle is an exceptional example of a Tudor courtyard house within ten acres of beautiful G

Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0PN

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01492 641687

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page info@gwydircastle.co.uk

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Dolbadarn Castle

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Probably built by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') early in the thirteenth century, the castle is dominated by a massive round-towered keep, still standing up to 50 feet (15.2m) high.

Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4TA

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01443 336000

Retail Screen Screen icon for Snowdonia retail page https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/dolbadarncastle/?lang=en

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Penrhyn Castle

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This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture.

Llandygai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HT

Retail Phone Number Phone Number icon for Snowdonia retail page 01248 353084

Retail Email Email icon for Snowdonia retail page penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Castles and Historical Locations

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward I

The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. These extremely well-preserved monuments are examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of Edward I (1272–1307) and the military architecture of the time.