Cheapest car hire in Caernarfon
*daily rates in Caernarfon based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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Useful things to know about Caernarfon
- Caernarfon is classed as a Royal town having been granted the charter by Queen Elizabeth II.
- The town is opposite the Island of Anglesey.
- Caernarfon is at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
- It has the largest proportion of Welsh speakers in Wales.
- Caernarfon Castle is the biggest in Wales.
Caernarfon Mini Guide
My Friends Tell me to Visit Caernarfon, Should I?
Caernarfon is a very attractive Welsh town and with such a lot to do there I’d say they were right. You should spend at least half a day visiting Caernarfon Castle that was built to subjugate the warring Welsh tribes in the 13th century. In a great state of repair, the castle was never completely finished so try to work out what’s missing as you tour it. Snowdonia National Park is on your doorstep with some of the most stunning landscapes in the United Kingdom. Take the train up to the top or try to walk the many trails that lead to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.
It’s a bit Remote Isn’t it?
That makes it quiet too but if you want to visit you can get there by flying into Cardiff Airport
and connecting to Anglesey Airport or travelling to Liverpool
or Manchester Airports
and taking the train, a journey of about 90 minutes to the town.
What Else is There to see Around the Town?
You could book a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway that leaves the town before travelling through Snowdonia and returning two hours later. Also spend some time down at the harbour where from a pretty little café you can watch the little fishing boats bob in and out of the port. Finally take a trip out to the Roman fort of Segontium where, centuries before Edward I’s troubles, the Romans spent a while trying to keep the Welsh in order.
What can I buy That’s Typically Welsh?
If you visit the handicrafts store called Na Nog, you’ll find lots of local handicrafts including many Welsh themed clothes including the national costume.
Latest Update from Caernarfon:
- If you want to visit the tourist information centre in Caernarfon, be aware that it has recently moved from its city centre location to Electric Mountain in Llanberis. Visit Wales say that this is in response to the declining numbers of visitors to the centre and cost cutting measures.
- One of the best known music festivals in Wales takes place in Criccieth from the 15th to the 23rd of June as dozens of musicians, choirs and more take part in the Criccieth Music Festival.