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Castell Caernarfon — Access Guide

Welcome to our accessibility guidance designed to help you plan your day out and provide all the information you need.

If you require further assistance please email or call our team who will be happy to help.

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Visit Castell Caernarfon

The castle does not have a dedicated car park, however there are two public charging car parks nearby and others throughout the town. All car parks have accessible spaces: Google Maps View

Access into the castle is via the King's Gate. There is ramp access from the pavement through the gate into the admissions area. A new lift enables visitors with limited mobility to reach the top of the King's Gate.

If parking in the quayside car park there is a steep incline to reach the King's Gate entrance.


Entry is through the King's Gate.

A new lift enables visitors with limited mobility to reach the top of the King's Gate.

There are two sets of visitor toilets one of which can be accessed via a ramp and offer individual cubicles and changing areas.

Read about our King's Gate project

The grounds consist of cropped grassy area and even pathways leading to different areas within the castle.

Castell Caernarfon has several tall towers and gateways, and, as a result, lots of steps. The castle can be enjoyed at ground level, however much of the site is accessed via steep, narrow spiral staircases, some of which are uneven, including the wall walks and some internal rooms. Throughout the castle there are also threshold steps at doorways and low door heights

Castell Caernarfon — Ground Plan

Audio tour   
Dog bowl                                                   
Large print guides 
Loud areas / flashing lights
Parking for prams and scooters
Picnic tables 
Portable induction loops
Water refill station 
Audio guide available to purchase on arrival in the visitor centre.
No (assistance dogs only)
Loud audio-visual presentation within Northeast Tower with flashing lights
Benches are available throughout the site