Travelling around Caernarfon
You step back in time the moment you arrive in Caernarfon, where you’ll be met by the domineering presence of the most famous castle in Wales. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Caernarfon Castle has stood here since the 13th century, and helps the town to retain its stunning medieval charm. A port in Gwynedd, Caernarfon lies on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait, directly opposite Anglesey.
With a number of public transport options, getting in and out of the town is relatively easy. Arriva buses operate to and from Caernarfon, connecting the area to Bangor and even Llandudno.
With the castle taking centre stage at every turn, the beauty of Caernarfon lies in its history.
The castle’s wall, which includes eight towers and two gateways, encompass the entire old town. However, only a small section is accessible to the public. Inside two of the castle’s towers, visitors will find the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum. Here you can discover over 300 years of history, detailing Wales’s oldest infantry.
But the area’s beauty and history don’t end here. Visit the Old Market Hall, a Grade II listed building which was built in 1832 and is now a pub and live music venue. There’s also the Church of St Peblig, a Grade I listed building, and the statue of David Lloyd George, a former MP in the area. It was erected in 1921, during his time as Prime Minister.
If you want to go further afield and take a look at the area’s natural beauty, take a walk and admire the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast.