Snowdonia Pass deal: 10% off entry (terms apply)
Opening hours: 1 Nov to 23 Mar: Friday and Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. 23 Mar to 31 Oct: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Perched on a headland with the sea as its constant bedfellow. Its twin-towered gatehouse intimidates prospective attackers. So badly did the native Welsh princes and English monarchs want it, that it changed hands more often than a relay baton.
Built originally by Llywelyn the Great, this very Welsh of princes included a very English style of gatehouse. Edward I’s forces took the castle some 50 years later, undertook their own improvements and remodelled a tower for stone-throwing engines. Not as much fun for those at the bottom as it sounds for those at the top!
Your Snowdonia Pass deal
10% off entry
• Maximum of two adults (one to be the cardholder) and three children under the age of 16
• Not valid with any other offer
• Not valid for ticketed events