Caernarfon – a Royal Town and beating heart of Welsh Celtic culture

Caernarfon is the “Celtic Heart of Wales”, a place where strong cultural roots are seen and heard. It’s also a popular town with visitors, thanks to its splendid castle and town walls, and fabulous location on the banks of the Menai Strait.
Caernarfon and its UNESCO World Heritage site enjoy an outstanding location between the rugged peaks of the Snowdonia Mountains and a spectacular stretch of coastline which runs down the Llyn Peninsula and out into the Irish Sea.
Stay in Caernarfon and you really are at the heart of the outdoor adventure capital of the UK!
Inhabited continuously since Roman times, Caernarfon is a Royal town where the investiture of Prince Charles as the present Prince of Wales took place in 1969. The majestic presence of Caernarfon Castle overlooking the mouth of the River Seiont, the web of 17th and 18th Century streets that sit within the town walls and the remains of a Roman fortress on the hilltop above, make this town a distinctive place with so much to explore. The stylish, redeveloped waterside Doc Victoria adds a contemporary twist to this historic town and is home to Galeri Arts Centre, as well as a range of bustling bars, restaurants and fashionable shops.
The enviable location of this historic coastal town makes it an ideal place from which to explore all that North Wales has to offer. Both Snowdonia National Park and the beautiful Isle of Anglesey are just a 15-minute drive away, giving you the chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and the varied landscape which is unlike anywhere else in the UK. You can even leave the car behind and take the Welsh Highland Railway right into the heart of Snowdonia. All of this and more is conveniently located and accessible with ease from the ancient town of Caernarfon.

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