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Visiting Harlech Castle

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One of the last castles we visited in Wales was Harlech Castle, a beautiful castle situated on a hill, overlooking the world below. It’s a must if you’re in the area! We visited Castle Harlech for free thanks to our English Heritage membership. You can find out more about using English Heritage membership in Wales here.

Visiting Harlech Castle

What is Castell Harlech?

Castle Harlech was the scene of many sieges in its time. Vast towers and rugged walls along with a magnificent setting, make it a glorious castle, even it’s semi-ruined state.

Visiting Harlech Castle

The castle doesn’t really have rooms, but it has walkways to explore, ramparts and staircases. It’s a real maze to explore, and a picture postcard castle that children will love.

Visiting Harlech Castle
Visiting Harlech Castle

A visit to Castle Harlech starts with a video of the castle’s history and then you are ready to cross the floating bridge and enter the castle!

Visiting Harlech Castle
Visiting Harlech Castle

The children were given trails to help keep them engaged and they spent ages looking for different symbols in different areas whilst we read boards and learnt more about the Castle Harlech history.

Visiting Harlech Castle
Visiting Harlech Castle

You can walk all the way around the outside of the castle, as well as all the way around the battlements. There are fantastic views throughout – some of the best that we saw during our time in Wales.

Visiting Harlech Castle
Visiting Harlech Castle
Visiting Harlech Castle

Castle Harlech has a really lovely visitor’s centre, complete with cafe, toilets and a gift shop which is where you start and end your visit.

You can find out more about Castle Harlech over on their website and for reference the address is: Harlech LL46 2YH

Visiting Harlech Castle

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    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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