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Things to do in Caernarfon

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Caernarfon

Nestled on the coast of North Wales is the royal town of Caernarfon, offering superb tourist holiday destinations at any time of the year. So, be sure to stop by at one of the many excellent things to do in Caernarfon on your next holiday.

Things to do in Caernarfon

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.

Brush up on the local history further with a visit to the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, which is an interactive infantry regiment history museum, located within the towers of the castle.

Take advantage of the plentiful Caernarfon restaurants, ranging from quirky cafés to contemporary dining experiences.

Things to do near Caernarfon

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.

For families seeking things to do near Caernarfon, you will be spoilt for choice! Gypsy Wood Park is a great opportunity for families to meet a number of animals, explore the wetlands and catch a glimpse of fairies!

More things to do near Caenarforn includes; day trips to the Isle of Anglesey, journeying on the Llanberis Lake Railway and visiting Gelert’s Grave.

Discover an incredible choice of things to do in Caernarfon when using our helpful guide…

  • woman scaling indoor climbing wall

    Beacon Climbing Centre

    Cibyn Industrial Estate
    North Wales
    LL55 2BD

    01286 677322

    Beacon Climbing Centre is the biggest and best indoor climbing centre in Wales. From budding climbers of two years old to experienced climbers up to age 90, there’s a challenge for everyone to take on here.

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  • Caernarfon Castle

    Castle Ditch
    LL55 2AY

    03000 252239

    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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  • woman drinkinf coffee outside with dog

    Caffi Gwynant

    Nant Gwynant
    LL55 4NH

    01766 890855

    A welcoming café resting at the entrance of Watkin Path up to Snowdon’s peak. Stop here for a refreshing lunch before or after your hike.

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  • Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, North Wales

    Ceunant Mawr Waterfall

    2 Waterfall Vw
    LL55 4TH

    Visit this breath-taking waterfall in Snowdonia for a true taste of the beauty of the North Wales natural landscape. Also known as Llanberis Falls, these falls cascade in two stages down into a tranquil gorge, where you’ll feel miles from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

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  • Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis

    Dolbadarn Castle

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL55 4UB


    Standing in an elevated position, overlooking the waters of Llyn Padarn, Dolbadarn was once a vital part of the defence of the ancient kingdom of Gwynedd. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, the tower stood watch over the route inland from Caernarfon to the upper Conwy Valley. This castle is a truly fascinating slice of Welsh history.

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  • Fron Goch Garden Centre

    Fron Goch Garden Centre

    Fron Goch
    Pant Road
    LL54 5RL

    01286 672212

    Head to this family-run gem in the heart of the Caernarfon countryside where you can pick up everything from plants and shrubs to stylish home accessories. Plus, you can dine on homemade dishes freshly prepared using locally sourced produce at the onsite restaurant.

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  • red seats in a theater

    Galeri, Caernarfon

    Doc Victoria
    LL55 1SQ

    01286 685222

    Galeri Caernarfon is a theatre and art space offering a varied programme of live arts including music and dance, and popular film showings. The space also boasts a café bar, serving up homemade food made with fresh produce from local suppliers.

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  • group of people mountaineering

    Higher Climbing Wales

    Bryn Y Wawr
    Parkia Lodge
    Ffordd Bangor
    LL55 1TP


    There’s nowhere better to start climbing than in the mountains and crags of North Wales. At Higher Climbing, you’ll learn to climb in the spectacular Snowdonia Mountains under the instruction of a qualified mountaineering and climbing instructor.

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  • llanberis path

    Llanberis Path

    LL55 4TU

    Llanberis Path is the most popular route to Yr Wyddfa’s summit. One of six major routes to the top, the Llanberis Path is a popular choice due to its long yet gradual climb. While it may be more accessible than other routes, it’s still a major challenge requiring a good level of fitness and some determination.

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  • Craflwyn and Beddgelert

    National Trust – Craflwyn and Beddgelert

    LL55 4NG

    01766 510120

    Head to one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales and enjoy peaceful walks and magnificent vistas. Discover the majestic lakes, Llyn Gwynant and Llyn Dinas, the picturesque village of Beddgelert and the 200-acre Craflwyn Estate.

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