Criccieth castle
Criccieth castle

Criccieth Castle

Visit the coastal castle that was built and destroyed by Welsh kings. Perched high on the headland, this imposing castle was much fought over by the English and Welsh.

Built originally by Llywelyn the Great and added to by his grandson Lylwelyn the Last, the castle was taken by Edward I of England’s forces some years later. The English king equipped the north tower with a stone-throwing machine to deter Welsh rebels.

While still in English hands in 1404, Owain Glyndwr burnt the tower red and the town of Criccieth became Welsh again.

Today, the castle is a popular spot with visitors to Wales and exhibitions, events and a gift shop can be enjoyed. The coastal views from the headland, however, prove to be the most magnificent part of this historic Welsh gem.

Explore Criccieth Castle with your loved ones…


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