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Holidays in Caernarfon, north Wales

 

Most people have heard about Caernarfon Castle because the investiture of the Prince of Wales was held there in 1969. It is a magnificent castle overlooking the harbour and open to the public.

Explore the walled town around the castle; there is an extensive length of the original walls remaining with eight towers and two twin-towered gateways. Inside are narrow streets where you are likely to hear locals speaking Welsh.

On a clear day you may be able to enjoy good views of the mountains of Snowdonia.

Other places within easy distance of Caernarfon are:

  • Padarn Country Park with boat trips on the lake, woodland walks and a visitor centre in the old quarry hospital. See the Welsh Slate Museum, slate craft workshops and the biggest waterwheel in mainland Britain.
  • Llanrug is a charming town to the west of Caernarfon where the majority of its inhabitants speak Welsh.
  • The island of Anglesey for Beaumaris Castle and lovely peaceful coastal scenery. Llandudno and the heights of Great Orme where you can take a tram ride and visit the Bronze Age copper mine, or try the dizzy heights of the cable car.
  • The Port Merrion Italianate Village for a walk around and lunch.

 

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The sea gulls in north Wales

The sea gulls in north Wales can be a little daunting for anyone who suffers from a phobia of birds. They are large and quite brazen and adept at stealing food. For those who like sea gulls, they can be most entertaining and are handsome birds, but for those who consider them 'rats of the sea', keep any sandwiches out of sight when walking along the sea front or you may attract several guests.

coastal north Wales

 

 

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