A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc across Gwynedd and within Snowdonia National Park and the Lleyn Peninsula AONB.
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Gwynedd, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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National Park: Snowdonia
AONBs: Lleyn and across the water Anglesey
Select Towns & Villages: Caernarfon, Harlech, Dolgellau, Beddgelert
World Heritage Sites: Caernarfon Castle, Harlech Castle

Concentrated hit of natural beauty, history and culture
Along with many other people here in the UK and around the world, we have a soft spot for Gwynedd. In our opinion, few other destinations in the UK offer such a concentrated hit of natural beauty, history and culture. A holiday or weekend break to this part of the world is always a joy.

In North Wales. The Isle of Anglesey to the north west. Shares a border with Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys and Ceredigion.

Snowdonia National Park covers much of the county and is a mesmerising place.

The Lleyn AONB is to the west of the National Park and has some amazing coastline. Abersoch and its surroudings have been compared to Padstow/Rock in Cornwall. Across the Menai Strait is the Anglesey AONB.

Check out our 'Top 10 Recommendations' but we'd particularly recommend the mountain village of Beddgelert. The place is a joy to visit and a perfect place in which to stay if exploring the National Park. Other exceptional places in which to base your trip include Llanberis and Dolgellau. Make sure you visit the eccentric Portmeirion and take a steam train from Porthmadog.

Remember that a great deal of the county is coatline. Try Shell Island with its awesome views of Harlech Castle, one of the area's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The most obvious attractions in Gwynedd are its moutains. From the exceptionally beautiful Snowdon Horseshoe all the way down to the stunning Cadair Idris in the south, this is an outdoor playground. If walking isn't your thing, you can take the Mountain Railway to Snowdon's summit.

When you're in the mountains, take time to explore the area's history and industrial heritage, too. There are various museums but our favourite is Sygun Copper Mine which is a short walk from Beddgelert.

OK, we're biased but we'd say this was an absolute must to visit at some point in your life. Or every year.

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Selected from the best Hotels in Gwynedd we've listed our top 10.
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Selected from the best Places To Visit in Gwynedd we've listed our top 10.
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Selected from the best Things To Do in Gwynedd we've listed our top 10.

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Caernarfon Castle World Heritage Site

Located in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

Less than a mile away.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dominates the Menai Straits in North Wales. Caernarfon Castle was begun in 1283 on the orders of King Edward I. One of a number of strategically important castles that Edward built to contro...

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Located in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, Wales

Approximately 6.1 miles away.

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The Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 13; Rates: 37 - 88 Per Night

The Black Boy Inn is a 16th-century inn within Caernarfon's historic town walls and easy walking distance from the town centre and the famous 13th-century castle The Black Boy dates back to 1522 and some of its walls are...

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Tegfan Guesthouse, Caernarfon
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 30 - 75 Per Night

Within Caernarfona s ancient medieval town walls, this friendly guest house is within 200 metres of the Castle, the Menai Straits, the Marina and the Galeri Theatre...

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Plas Dinas Country House, Caernarfon
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 10; Rates: 89 - 179 Per Night

This historic 400-year-old country house is set in 15 acres of beautiful grounds and stunning scenery It was once the home of Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret...

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