Caernarfon holiday cottages are hard to beat if you’re after history, atmosphere and easy access to the coast and mountains of Snowdonia. This royal town and port lies in the county of Gwynedd, in northwest Wales. Nestled on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait, facing the Isle of Anglesey, a more dramatic location would be hard to imagine. Caernarfon is just eight miles from the city of Bangor, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, making it the perfect base for exploring this spectacular corner of Wales. Wandering through the cobbled lanes of the old town, you’ll discover a variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurant. Don’t miss Palace Street, Castle Square or Hole in the Wall Street, where the sense of the town’s history and unwavering Welsh identity is at its strongest. If you fancy an evening out before retiring to your holiday cottage in Caernarfon, see what’s on at Galeri, a brilliant venue with a concert hall, cinema and gallery.
If you would like a peaceful and romantic getaway to the remote surroundings of Snowdonia, Lavender Cottage offers modern accommodation of a high standard to couples. Based on a charming smallholding the terraced - bedroom barn conversion immerses guests in rolling hills and rural Welsh scenery.
Floor to ceiling windows captures the stunning views of the countryside of North Wales and Snowdonia at Cae Mawr, a thoroughly modern coastal cottage in Dinas Dinlle. The pet-friendly cottage promises contemporary décor and furnishings, plus a hot tub, open fire and proximity to sandy beaches.
Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a large and spacious North Wales holiday cottage. It is situated in the grounds of the owner's 30-acre livery yard, on the edge of the village of Llanrug, just 2 miles from the Snowdonian town of Llanberis in Gwynedd.
Nestled in the picturesque countryside outside Caernarfon and nearby Snowdonia, Bluebell Cottage is a lovingly restored, two-bedroom barn conversion with the boundless hills of Welsh mountain countryside and coast on your doorstep - perfect for a relaxing family break in North Wales.
View this tranquil romantic getaway in Snowdonia. Lily Cottages offers snug and comfortable 1-bedroom accommodation of a high standard for 2-3 guests. With far-reaching countryside and mountain views, this charming cottage near Caernarfon is also within easy reach of the coast.
Caernarfon is home to several impressive historic landmarks, including an imposing castle, looming over the mouth of the Seiont River with nine towers, gatehouses and the excellent Museum of Royal Welch Fusiliers. Surrounding the maze of narrow streets in the heart of Caernarfon, the town walls date back to the 1200s and are a World Heritage Site regarded as one of the finest examples of military architecture in Europe. The Market Square, Church of Peblig and Statue of David Lloyd George are all worth tracking down.
Self-catering holidays in Caernarfon are also a good option for cyclists, who are spoiled for choice by the area’s abundance of beautiful routes. The renowned Lon Las Menai Cycle Path heads north out of Caernarfon, while the Lon Eifion heads south, along the Llyn Peninsula and onto the Isle of Anglesey, with breathtaking views of Snowdonia’s mountains.