Harlech Castle

Begun during Edward I's second campaign in Wales, Harlech Castle was built from 1283-1289. From the top of its rock 60 m up, its impressive shape dominates the plain and offers some fine views over the peaks of Snowdonia, the Lleyn peninsula beyond Tremadog Bay and, to the south-west, the Irish Sea. Its protected position, walls and artillery platforms make it well defended.

Useful information

Address : 

Twtil, LL46 2YH Harlech


4.25 £ (-15 years old 3.20 £)

Opening hours

Mar-Oct: 9.30am-5pm (Jul-Aug.: 6pm); Nov-Feb: 10am-4pm (Sun 11am), last admission 30min before closing

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