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3 Best Landmarks in Gwynedd, UK

Expert recommended Top 3 Landmarks in Gwynedd, UK. All of our landmarks actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, business standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their trading excellence. Only the bee's knees!

CAERNARFON CASTLE

Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2AY DIRECTIONS

Since 1283

Here’s The Deal:
Caernarfon Castle is remembered internationally as one of the Middle Ages most beautiful buildings. It was a motte-and-bailey castle from the late 11th century until 1283, when King Edward I of England began to replace it with the current stone structure. This fortress-palace is placed on the banks of the River Seiont. The medieval fortress that dominates the town is believed to have been completed in 1330 and cost around £25,000. Polygonal skyscrapers were the order of the day, with the most impressive of these being the Eagle Tower. You will also notice the stones colour-coded carefully arranged in bands. You can climb to the top of the turrets and get spectacular views of the harbour and countryside. The castle contains a museum with several Welsh & English history floors.

SPECIALITY:
Castle, Historical Place, Eagle Tower, Tourist Attraction, Garden, Historic Environment Service, Administrative Centre, Heritage Site, Architecture Structure & Town Walls

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HARLECH CASTLE

Harlech, Gwynedd LL46 2YH DIRECTIONS

Since 1289

Here’s The Deal:
Harlech Castle is a Grade l listed building. It is one of the most excellent examples of late 13th and early 14th-century military architecture in Europe. The views of its towering battlements are genuinely panoramic, stretching in the distance from the dunes at its base to the violet plateau of Snowdonia. The castle is compactly designed with an imposing inner curtain wall surrounded by an outer perimeter of much lower walls and massive round towers at the corners. Harlech was completed from the ground to battlements in just seven years under the guidance of gifted architect Master James of St George. Its classic ‘walls within walls’ design make the most of daunting natural defences. It offers children under five receive free entry.

SPECIALITY:
Architecture Structure, Guided Tour, Visitor Centre, Garden, Tourist Attraction, Town Walls, Gift Shop, Heritage Site, Castle, Cafe & Twin-Towered Gatehouse

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CRICCIETH CASTLE

Castle Street, Criccieth, Gwynedd LL52 0DP DIRECTIONS

Since 1283

Here’s The Deal:
Criccieth Castle is a landmark location, a true testimony to war's varying fortunes. The castle was begun in the 1230s; there were three main building phases plus several periods of remodelling. It was designed by Llywelyn the Great of the Kingdom of Gwynedd but heavily modified after it was seized in the late 13th century by the English forces of Edward I. Crowning its rocky headland between two beaches, it commands astonishing views over the town and across the wide sweep of Cardigan Bay. It is beautiful and has a fantastic chip shop and ice cream parlour with a seating area overlooking the sea. You can enjoy their award-winning ice cream, the views from the cafe are spectacular.

SPECIALITY:
Architecture Structure, Exhibits, Garden, Welsh Castles, Tourist Attraction, Historical Information & Gift Shop

£Price: Adult £5
Family £14.95
Senior Citizens, Students & Children Under 16 £3.30

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