Caernarfon is a part of North Wales which to this day remains truly Welsh! The language is widely spoken amongst the locals, and there are pieces of well preserved Welsh history amongst the beautiful Welsh landscape. All in all, Caernarfon is a brilliant experience and luckily there are caravans for sale North Wales, meaning holidaying here can be a recurring thing!
These are a few reasons why Caernarfon is a fantastic place to visit:
The Landscape and Nature
There are so many incredible views and natural areas to visit around Caernarfon. Firstly, there are unspoilt sections of coastline and beaches – parts included in the Wales Coastal Path. This is a path which spans around the whole coast of Wales, right from the top to the bottom. One beach which is particularly striking is Dinas Dinlle. From here you can see right out to the peaks of Yr Eifl on the Llyn Peninsula and across to Anglesey.
Caernarfon is just on the edge of the national park Snowdonia, so there is loads of land for you to get exploring! Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales (and England for that matter), and sits just half an hours drive from Caernarfon. There are paths up which suit all levels of fitness.
This town is bursting with history. First off we have Caernarfon Castle, a medieval castle built in the 13th Century for King Edward I as a piece of his plan to take over North Wales. Alongside the castle are the town walls and the quay which you can wander round. This is now all cared for by Cadw, and you can find out more on the castle’s history here.
‘Twthill’ is another historical point of interest, as it was involved in the War of the Roses. The battle here took place during 1461, and was part of a series of English civil wars. The mound you will visit is actually a look out spot for Caernarfon castle, but it’s also great to get a panoramic view of the area.
If you like pottering around shops, then the town centre in Caernarfon has lots to offer you! There is a range of specialist shops, and small, individually owned businesses with choices of jewelry, fresh produce, clothing, and crafts. Shopping small is becoming more and more important, and Caernarfon town is ideal for this.
Palace Street in Caernarfon has been named ‘Welsh Rising Star’, recognising the high streets developing popularity for local businesses, and its strong and friendly community.