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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…

  • horse riding

    Snowdonia Riding Stables

    LL55 4PQ

    01286 479435

    Nestled between Snowdon and the sea, Snowdonia Riding Stables offers superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the UK. Here you can learn to ride or improve your existing skills on one of a range of carefully selected horses and ponies through miles of peaceful bridleways.

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  • walking boots

    Tan Y Bwlch North Wales Nature Reserve

    Tan Y Bwlch North Wales Nature Reserve
    LL54 5DL

    Get a glimpse of Wales’ countryside and visit this traditional hay meadow surrounded by earth and stone walls. Tan Y Bwlch North Wales Nature Reserve is at its most colourful in June and July when it is in full bloom.

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  • The Heritage Steam Experience

    The Heritage Steam Experience

    LL55 4TU

    01286 870223

    Journey through Snowdon National Park on a Victorian steam railway ride. With a 30-minute stopover at the summit, you’ll have plenty of time to snap your view from the top and marvel at the beauty of this remarkable region.

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  • Trefor Beach

    Trefor Beach

    Beach Road
    LL54 5LB

    Set in front of the quaint fishing village of Trefor and against the spectacular backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, this beach makes a fantastic walking spot. Experienced surfers also flock to the area for the large swell found just outside of the harbour.      

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  • Tyddyn Teg

    Tyddyn Teg

    Tyddyn Berth
    LL55 3PS

    07599 813777

    Head to this cooperatively run regenerative farm, where fresh seasonal produce is grown year-round. Support the local community during your visit to Wales and shop local veg, eggs, honey and cheese at the Tyddyn Teg Farm shop.

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  • Yr Wyddfa

    Snowdon Mountain Railway
    LL55 4TT

    (01286) 870223

    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 – Penrhyn Slate Quarry

    Zip World - Penrhyn Slate Quarry
    Snowdonia National Park
    LL57 4YG

    01248 601 444

    Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe – a visit to this Snowdonia National Park attraction promises an adrenaline-filled afternoon for all. With Blondin Restaurant and the Penrhyn Quarry Tour to enjoy too, there’s so much on offer here!

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