Sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains and a spectacular castle make self-catering holidays in Harlech special. This lovely seaside resort lies on Tremadog Bay, in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. The town is best known for Harlech Castle, which perches precariously on a jagged rock, a stone’s throw from the crashing waves. From your holiday cottage in Harlech, the charming town centre will be a stroll away, with independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants – many of which serve delicious food, prepared with seasonal produce from the surrounding countryside. Harlech is also home to a climbing wall, swimming pool and world-class golf course. If you fancy an evening out, see what’s on at Theatr Harlech, featuring a year-round programme of drama, live music and film.
Overlooked by wild dunes, Harlech Beach is undoubtedly one of the region’s most beautiful. Its sweep of golden sand is perfect for sunbathing and sandcastle-building, and it’s an excellent surf spot when conditions are right. Moments from the beach with amazing views across the dunes, Royal St David’s Golf Club is one of Britain’s finest link courses. Nearby, Children’s Farm Park, Llanfair Slate Caverns and The Ranch Outdoor Discovery Centre offer exhilarating activities in some of Snowdonia’s most impressive scenery. The gloriously unspoiled countryside surrounding Harlech is a paradise for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Easily accessible from Harlech holiday cottages, Branwen Walk, Lon Las and the Wales Coast Path offer breathtaking views of northwest Wales’ coast and mountains. With the Lyn Peninsula to the north and Wales’ highest mountain to the east, Harlech is perfectly located for exploring the county of Gwynedd, recently named as one of the world’s best holiday destinations. Historic villages, towns and cities, including Bangor, Abersoch, Barmouth and Porthmadog are a short drive away.