If anyone knows me, or has been around this blog for a while, you’ll know my love of Castles. Being from America castles aren’t everywhere, but here in the UK they are everywhere! Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but there are a lot, and I’ve made it my mission to see as many as possible. Cue excited squeals when I found out Harlech Castle was less than half an hour away from where we were camping in Wales.Built on a cliff, this castle has some stunning views. Ocean and beach on one side, and rolling hills on the other. I was excited to learn that you could walk along the top of a good portion of the castle walls, so headed up to take full advantage of the views.One of the towers is open to the public to climb, but be warned, there are a lot of steps, and it’s pretty steep. Once at the top, there’s a small area that is surrounded by a metal fence for your safety. Fran and I were rebels and ducked under it and sat carefully on the other side so we could refuel on granola bars and water and soak in the views. We decided once the rain started coming in it was time to leave our post and head for cover.
At £4.25 to visit for an adult, it’s a great way to spend an hour or two depending on if you want to read all the information, of which there’s loads. We saw some people had brought picnics and sat on the grass at the front of the castle, and we wished we had done the same.
Now that I’ve had a taste of what a castle in Wales is like, I’m super anxious to go back and visit some more. Belinda’s blog has lots of fun places to visit in Wales (since she lives there and is pretty good at day trips) and has given me loads of ideas.