Croeso i Caernarfon. Welcome to Caernarfon. This beautiful town on the Menai Strait faces the Isle of Anglesey and features one of the most impressive and imposing fortresses in all of Wales. Stay with us at our hotel in Caernarfon, and you’ll enjoy the perfect base for visiting Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, exploring the royal town and its delicious restaurants and venturing into the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Discover everything you need to know about Caernarfon with our local guide and tick off as many of our top recommendations as you can during your stay.
Things to do in Caernarfon
If you find yourself craving some retail therapy, the Caernarfon market sets up its stalls on Saturday morning outside Caernarfon Castle and sells everything from second-hand goods, vintage clothing and furniture to local produce and street eats. It’s also well worth exploring the town centre for its independent shops, such as Palas Print the bookshop and Blodyn Tatws the florists.
If you want to soak up the views from the top of Snowdon, but you don’t fancy suffering with aching legs the following morning, you can catch the Snowdon Mountain Railway from nearby Llanberis, and it’ll take you straight to the top. Caernarfon Railway Station is the town’s station. It’s the terminus of the Welsh Highland Railway, which runs to Porthmadog running through Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass, and is situated on St Helen’s Road. If you’re travelling by bus, Caernarfon Bus Station is on Pool Side and is served by Arriva Buses Wales.