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1. Harlech and Harlech Castle

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Harlech and Harlech Castle

The charming seaside town of Harlech is one of the highlights of the Welsh Cambrian coast, with fantastic views over Cardigan Bay and some very good places to eat and sleep for a place of this size.
 
The picturesque narrow twisting streets and proximity of beaches such as Ardudwy Sands make this a popular destination in high season.
 
The town occupies a ridge behind the famous, weathered Harlech Castle - perched dramatically on its rocky outcrop, and dominating the sand-duned coastline.
 
Begun in 1285 by Edward I, it remains substantially intact, with a moatand successive pairs of gates and portcullises - an exhibition outlines the castle's history.

Harlech Castle Address: 
Harlech  Castle
Castle Square
North Wales
LL46 2YH
Wales, UK

Harlech Castle Opening Times:
1st April to 31st May, 9.30am - 5.00pm, daily
1st June to 30th September, 9.30am - 6.00pm, daily
1st - 31st October, 9.30am - 5.00pm, daily
1st November to 31st March, 9.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday, 11.00 - 4.00pm, Sunday
Closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Last admission half an hour before closing

Harlech Castle Admission:
Adults £3.50
Reduced rate £3.00.
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 years) £10.00
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years free
No dogs allowed
Three or seven day explorer passes are available to give you free admission to the historic sites in the care of Cadw

T  +44 (0)1766 780552
 
W  Harlech

Harlech Tourist Information Centre
Address:
Tourist Information Centre
Llys y Graig
High Street
Harlech
Wales, UK

Harlech Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Seasonal

Harlech Tourist Information Centre Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)1766 780 658

F  +44 (0)1766 780 658

Accommodation and eating out in Harlech

Castle Cottage, restaurant with rooms, www.castlecottageharlech.co.uk

Shell Island Camping Resort, www.shellisland.co.uk

Cemlyn, café and restaurant, High Street, T. 01766 780637

Plas Café, T. 01766 780204

Yr Ogof, restaurant, T. 01766 780888
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