Caernarfon Area Guide

Steeped in History and perfectly placed along the banks of the beautiful Menai Strait, Caernarfon is both a busy market town and a major tourist centre, with an impressive 13th Century castle at its heart.

This thriving town offers a diverse range of shops, cafes and pubs and is rapidly becoming a popular location for fine dining with several high-quality independent restaurants within the walled town. The main shopping area is mostly located around “Y Maes” and the High Street with a variety of craft shops, boutiques and galleries located within the narrow streets around the castle. The town is also the home of the Welsh Highland railway that regularly runs trips on its restored steam locomotive, all the way to Porthmadog through the stunning Snowdonia scenery.

If sailing is more your thing then the recently developed Victoria dock has modern, secure berthing for yachts and cruisers of all sizes. Alongside the dock you will find a variety of eating establishments as well as an award-winning media centre that offers a varied programme throughout the year of theatre, music and comedy as well as a 2-screen cinema.

Other facilities around the town are a leisure centre, with a large swimming pool and squash courts, an 18-hole golf course and an indoor fun centre for the younger members of the family. Caernarfon also boasts successful teams in football and rugby, both with thriving academies that offer 1st class coaching to all ages.

There’s always something to do or see in Caernarfon from wandering around the Roman fort remains at Segontium to the annual food festival that takes over the town for a weekend during the summer and as the day draws to an end there is nothing better than strolling along the promenade watching the sunset reflecting on the Menai straits then perhaps enjoying a cold drink, whilst sat on the “Anglesey” wall.

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