Home to Wales’s most famous castle, the county town of Caernarfon is situated on the north-west coast of the country, just across the water from the beautiful Isle of Anglesey. With the seaside resorts of Llandudno, Rhyl and Colwyn Bay to the north, and Aberystwyth to the south, the town is perfectly placed to visit this side of Wales. Just 10 miles from the Snowdonia National Park, it offers great walking too.
Why visit Caernarfon?
Caernarfon is the perfect place to discover the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as well as the town itself with its dramatic castle and historical narrow streets. It is also close to the lovely beaches of Plas Menai, Felinheli and Dinas Dinlle.
Things to do in Caernarfon:
Get an insight into the heritage of this historic town with a visit to Caernarfon Castle. Browse amongst the quaint narrow streets and visit the regenerated waterfront. Hop on the Welsh Highland Railway and taste a little adventure at the Beacon Climbing Centre or with Anglesey Boat Rides.
Why stay in a Caernarfon cottage?
We offer a wonderful selection of cottages in Caernarfon. Staying in this vibrant town gives you the perfect base to visit all the shops, pubs and restaurants in the area as well as the historic castle and parks in the centre. It is also an excellent base for seeing the wondrous Snowdonia National Park.
Three must see things in Caernarfon:
- Visit Wales’s most famous castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, especially beautiful when lit up at night.
- Head to an adventure sports company and discover Snowdon and the surrounding park.
- Hop across the water via Anglesey Boat Rides to see the island by boat.