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Harlech Castle


Cricieth Castle

Cricieth Castle stands on a craggy hill above the Tremadog Bay. The castle’s internal ward, including two D shaped towers at either side of the entrance were completed before Llywelyn ab Iorwerth’s death in 1240. The external ward, including three oblong shaped towers, were built later in the C13, when Cricieth Castle became one of the bases of the mobile court of the Princes of Gwynedd.

Cricieth Castle

Cricieth Castle (© CADW)

Following the Edwardian conquest of 1282-3, the castle was seized by Edward I and he established an English borough in Cricieth. In 1404, Owain Glyndŵr’s army attacked Cricieth Castle and took control of it. This ultimately lead to the demise of the castle and the borough until the C19, when Cricieth became a popular holiday destination.


Cricieth Castle is located on a hill above Castle Street. There are a limited number of parking spaces on the street, and the town has two pay and display car parks, on the promenade and in the town centre.

Entrance Fee

There is an entrance fee.

Opening Times

Opening times varies throughout the year. Please contact CADW for more details.


Telephone: 01443 336000