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Things to do in Caernarfon

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Caernarfon has to offer

Caernarfon is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

On your visit to Caernarfon town, be sure to stop at some of the prime attractions in the area.

Caernarfon Castle is one of the main Caernarfon things to do, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress was built in the 13th century but is still well-preserved, offering a number of informative exhibitions.

Not far from the town is the famous Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. It attracts visitors worldwide who can either hike to its summit or take the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Take advantage of the plentiful Caernarfon restaurants, ranging from quirky eateries to contemporary restaurants.

You won’t be left wondering what to do in Caernarfon when using our wonderfully helpful guide.

  • Caernarfon Castle

    Built by Kind Edward I in the 1280’s, the designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an impressive structure that draws visitors to the town throughout the year, wanting to learn about its fascinating past.

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  • Plas Newydd

    Located on the banks of the Menai Strait, the grand country estate used to be the country seat of the Marquesses of Anglesey and is filled with exhibits linked to the family’s history, with subjects ranging from the Battle of Waterloo to renowned artist Rex Whistler.

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  • Snowdon

    The highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon is a popular attraction for visitors world-wide, who walk or take the Mountain Railway to the summit in order to appreciate the fantastic views over the Snowdonia National Park.

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  • Zip World

    With two zip lines (including the world’s fastest) and underground adventure, Bounce Below, based in the towns of Bethesda and Blaenau Ffestiniog, as well as a high ropes course located just outside of Betws-Y-Coed, Zip World has all of your outdoor adventure needs covered.

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