Travelling around Pwllheli
Pwllheli, whose name means ‘saltwater pool’, is the main market town and unofficial capital of the Lyn Peninsula. Found at the entrance to the peninsula itself, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pwllheli is a vibrant coastal town, filled with things to do and places to explore.
Thanks to excellent rail, road and bus connections, exploring the surrounding area couldn’t be easier. Arriva bus services operate in and out of Pwllheli on a regular basis. These services offer connections to and from the area, helping you to reach destinations, such as Blaenau Ffestiniog and Portmeirion.
The town’s history stretches back over 600 years. Pwllheli was given its charter in 1355 by the Black Prince and still has a market every Wednesday, which can be found in the town square.
Developing around the shipbuilding and fishing industries, the town was transformed into a holiday destination by a Cardiff businessman in the 1890s. A promenade was added, along with roads, a tramway (which ran until 1927), and several houses. The town also retains its Welsh heritage, with 80% of those living there speaking the language.