When it comes to entertainment options, what Caernarfon lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. Get your fill of the arts at Galeri Caernarfon, sample the sporting action at The Oval or get stuck in with some water sports at Plas Menai.
Entertainment in Caernarfon
Make your way to Victoria Dock and the excellent Galeri Caernarfon for your culture cravings. The 394-seat theatre and cinema was built in 2005 and firmly established itself as Caernarfon’s main entertainment hub, as well as an important pillar for the arts in North Wales. The main auditorium hosts a diverse array of shows, including contemporary theatre, tribute bands and original artists.
Galeri was also recently extended with two dedicated cinema screens, which show the latest blockbusters, as well as a curated selection of art-house and foreign films. Take a look at what’s on during your stay, and pay a visit to one of the most popular entertainment hubs in Caernarfon. Best of all, it’s literally next door and takes barely more than a minute to get to from our Caernarfon hotel.
If you get peckish, the Galeri also has a cafe bar serving delicious food in a stylish and modern setting. Alternatively, make your way to some of our recommended places to eat in Caernarfon nearby. Be sure to check out Galeri’s art space before you go. It hosts some really creative exhibitions that are well worth a look.
Sports fans wanting to catch a bit of footy during their stay can make their way to The Oval to see Caernarfon Town FC play their home games. The club was founded in 1937 but was born from the ashes of Caernarfon football clubs going all the way back to 1876 and the Caernarfon Wanderers. They’re nicknamed ‘The Canaries’ thanks to the club’s yellow and green trip. They play in the Welsh Premier League, tickets are reasonably priced and support is enthusiastic. It’s worth visiting The Oval if you can.
If you’re more of a doer than a watcher, head a few minutes up the Menai Strait and visit Plas Menai, the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. While you’re here, you can learn all about dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, cruising and kayaking. The team of expert instructors are all incredibly friendly, and the centre’s equipment is regularly updated and kept in excellent condition. As well as having direct access to the Menai Strait, there’s also an indoor pool and a mountain bike track.