Criccieth Castle stands on a headland above the seaside town of Criccieth. Although the walls and towers of the castle are mostly in ruins the imposing gatehouse still helps the castle look impressive when seen from a distance. The spectacular views from the castle over the surrounding coastline emphasise the strategic position it had. The natural defences of sea and cliffs were supported by earthworks on the landward side.
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