Living in Pwllheli

News at Dafydd Hardy | 19/04/2023

Moving to a new town can always feel a little uncertain, especially when you don’t know much about the area. This guide is for those of you thinking of moving to the beautiful town of Pwllheli.

Located on the Llŷn Peninsula and home to around 4,000 people, Pwllheli’s stunning scenery and beaches along with its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination. During the medieval period, the town was used as a port and trading centre and later became known for its shipbuilding industry.

Today, Pwllheli is a bustling town with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a weekly market. You’ll often find many walkers and hikers in the countryside surroundings of Pwllheli and boating enthusiasts at its marina which hosts numerous sailing events throughout the year.

For those with families, the town offered a selection of educational institutions for all ages. Its Primary Schools include Ygsol Abererch, Ysgol Cymerau, Ysgol Pentreuchan and Ysgol Gynradd. The Secondary School Ysgol Glan Y Môr has a range of vocational and academic courses with extracurricular activities including drama, music and sports. For further education students, Coleg Meirio-Dwyfor offers a wide range of apprenticeships in various subjects from engineering to business.

Like any other town, Pwllheli has supermarkets, healthcare centres, and many small businesses that provide all the amenities you’ll need. Thanks to the popularity of the area, you’ll find employment in all these sectors as well as the local schools. For those who need to travel out of the area for work, accessibility to the A55 has become much easier following the opening of the new Caernarfon bypass.

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