Living in Caernarfon

News at Dafydd Hardy | 10/05/2023

With a population of around 9,600 people, Caernarfon offers a unique blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and community, making it a popular choice for those seeking a slower pace of life in a beautiful location. Whether you’re a young professional or a family looking to live here, the town accommodates for all.

Despite it being a relatively small area, employment opportunities can definitely be found. Thanks to its popular tourist attractions, hospitality is booming here, which also benefits the many independent businesses on the high streets. The recent completion of the Caernarfon bypass makes access to the A55 and surrounding towns for those working away from the area easy and convenient.

Educational facilities for all ages are available to those with young families. Ysgol Yr Hendre is a Welsh-medium primary school that caters to children between the ages of 3 and 11 and Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen – is a bilingual secondary school for students between the ages of 11 and 18. It is one of the largest schools in the area and offers a range of academic and vocational courses.

You’ll find a range of amenities for your daily needs, with a good selection of local shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as supermarkets and larger chain stores.

Caernarfon has a strong Welsh identity, and the Welsh language is commonly spoken alongside English. For those interested in learning Welsh, there are classes available, and many signs and documents are bilingual.