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North Wales Sights

Criccieth Castle

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In the Victorian seaside resort of Criccieth, a few miles west of Porthmadog on the A497, a medieval castle with sweeping views crowns the headland. Criccieth was the scene of the last real uprising against English rule in Wales, in the early 1400s, when it was attacked and burned by rebel prince and latter-day folk hero Owain Glyndwr (1355–1416). David Lloyd George, who was prime minister of Britain for most of the First World War, grew up in Wales and lived here; a small museum in his childhood home honors him.

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Castle St., Criccieth, LL52 0DP, Wales

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Sight Details:

  • £3.85
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Fri. and Sat. 9:30–4, Sun. 11–4; last admission 30 min before closing


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