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North Wales has many castles in various states of preservation. All are rich in history and set in beautiful surroundings. Take advantage of the Cadw pass which permits entry to various historic building, purchase when you book or buy from our office in Deganwy.

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  • Beaumaris castle in Anglesey Beaumaris Castle
    Perfect symmetry

    A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle is regarded by UNESCO as one of the finest examples of late 13th century military architecture in all of Europe. It is also known as the most “technically perfect” castle in Great Britain, with almost perfect symmetry in its architecture.

    Free entry with Cadw Pass
  • Caernarfon Castle on the North Wales Coast Caernarfon Castle
    The Royal Castle

    Probably the most famous of all the many castles in Wales, and for good reason – its sheer scale dwarfs the others, and the town walls are still remarkably intact. Tourists can walk along a small part of the walls, which offers some fantastic views over the town. Also houses the museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

    Free entry with Cadw Pass
  • View into Conwy Castle Conwy Castle
    The castle on the river

    Conwy Castle is easily the most spectacular of all the castles in North Wales (and cost the most to build, too!). The castle was built for Edward I by Master James of St George, and is one of the most impressive surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

    Entry included in Cadw Pass
    “Great for Kids”
    “Amazing Views of Conwy”
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • Criccieth Castle Looking Into The Bay Criccieth Castle
    The castle on the headland

    Criccieth Castle was constructed on the headland between two beaches, meaning it watches over the town from above like a sentinel. Rather a lot of the original structure is still intact, allowing visitors to see an almost complete picture of what the castle would have looked like all those centuries ago, with their imaginations filling in the gaps.

    Free entry with Cadw pass
  • Dolbadarn Castle From The Air Dolbadarn Castle
    At the foot of Snowdon

    Found right at the base of the Llanberis Pass – the route that takes hikers from the town of Llanberis all the way to the top of Mount Snowdon – this Grade I listed building was built towards the beginning of the 13th century and still commands an imposing presence to this day.

    “Dogs on lead welcome”
  • Dolwyddelan Castle Dolwyddelan Castle
    Castle in the mountains

    A roughly hewn edifice of stone, standing alone on a mound overlooking the surrounding countryside and mountains – this is Dolwyddelan Castle. It offers up the best of both worlds: the man-made impressiveness of this defensive installation, as well as the natural beauty of the Snowdonian peaks.

    Free entry with Cadw Pass, available to buy when booking your cottage or direct from our office
  • Penrhyn Castle near Bangor in North Wales Penrhyn Castle
    A 19th-Century Manorhouse

    Owned and run by the National Trust, Penrhyn Castle is an 18th Century manor house located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Built with money from the local slate quarries the house is beautifully furnished in keeping with the design of the building and set in a large garden. This is a great place to visit with a tea shop selling a range of fresh cakes and sandwiches,

  • Rhudlan Castle By River Rhuddlan Castle

    Built in 1277 by King Edward I, Rhuddlan Castle was erected as a part of the English Conquest of Wales. It is actually an important location for the history of Great Britain: the Statute of Rhuddlan was signed here in 1284, bringing Wales officially under the rule of the English once and for all.

    Free entry with Cadw Explorer Pass