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Caernarfon Hotels

Caernarfon is a grand Royal Town, a picturesque port and, understandably, a popular tourist destination both in its own right and as a spectacular base for exploring all that North Wales has to offer. It has a truly authentic Welsh feel to it, only enhanced by the fact that its population has the highest percentage […]

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Holiday Cottages around Caernarfon

Caernarfon is “the other capital of Wales” being a major tourist attraction dating back to well before the time of the Romans, and to this day is still boasts being the Royal Town of the country, overlooked by the incredibly impressive mediaeval castle built by King Edward I, and used for the investiture of the […]

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Segontium Roman Fort

When the Romans finally conquered the northern provinces of Wales back around 77AD, they built a timber fort on the hill overlooking the Menai Straits and named it after the nearby river they called ‘sego’, meaning vigorous,  the name has since evolved into Seiont The fort was intended to hold a garrison of 1,000 auxiliary […]

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Attractions

Some favourite attractions in and around the Caernarfon area. Click on the attraction for more details. Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Maritime Museum Faenol Festival GreenWood Forest Park Hwylfan Fun Centre Segontium Roman Fort Victoria Dock Welsh Highland Railway

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Welsh Highland Railway

Visitors to the Caernarfon area will find their enjoyment greatly enhanced by a jaunt on the WHR, a rail line with a chequered past and hopefully a rosy future.  The Welsh Highland Railway began as a merger of two companies in 1922, with funding from the Ministry of Transport and Carnarvonshire County, in an effort […]

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Victoria Dock

Construction on Victoria Dock (or Doc Fictoria) began in the 1870’s at the urging of Llewelyn turner, mayor of Caernarfon and a forward-thinking sort of person.  The slate industry was booming, which led to increased shipping, and the harbour was the perfect site.  In later years the dock fell into disrepair, but in the past […]

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Caernarfon Maritime Museum

The Caernarfon Maritime Museum at Victoria Dock is not large, but it contains many fascinating artefacts, pictures and information tracing the maritime history of the town. The museum was originally Caernarfon’s public mortuary; now it houses exhibitions of past industries and activities. A gigantic anchor from HMS Conway, a training ship that ran aground in […]

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Hwylfan Fun Centre

Just outside Caernarfon’s town centre on A487, the Hwylfan Fun Centre can be a Mecca for parents with energetic children, especially if the weather is bad.  A large church has been transformed into a 14,000 square foot playground for kids of all ages, plus an interactive museum tracing the history of the old Christchurch. The […]

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GreenWood Forest Park

A unique and extremely popular attraction, the GreenWood Forest Park is located at Y Felinheli, just a short distance from Caernarfon.  The park is outstanding in its environmental awareness and policies, setting an impressive example and winning numerous awards for its eco-friendly operation. The park is open all year (with the exception of November thru […]

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Faenol Festival

In a natural amphitheatre just outside Bangor in Northern Wales, the annual Gwyl y Faenol (Faenol Festival) at the Faenol Estate has been drawing top-calibre performers from a variety of musical fields since its inception in the year 2000.  Audiences come from all over the world, and the overwhelming consensus has been “I can’t wait […]

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