Criccieth Travel Guide

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Criccieth Things to Do

  • Criccieth Castle

    After visiting Porthmadog we drove for about 10 mins to Criccieth Castle. This is a Welsh Built Castle standing on a headland between two great beaches. There are some really great views from the castle's ruined walls.It was probably built by Llywelyn ap Iowerth who imprisoned his half brother Gruffydd there in 1239. The castles inner ward has two...

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  • Park On The Beach!

    Black Rock Sands, just along the coast (10 mins), has a huge expanse of sand which most visitors (including us eventually) take their cars onto. Lovely sand, a perfect beach for kids. A campsite is just behind the dunes (open Apr to Oct) and caves can be explored at one end.

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  • Bizarre world of Portmeirion Village

    About 20 minutes drive away is Portmeirion. It is most famous as the location for the tv series 'The Prisoner' starring Patrick McGoohan. The resort is the creation of Clough Williams Ellis and you can find out all about his mad architectural vision on wikipedia and the official website. Many of the buildings have rooms for rent and there is a...

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  • Visit the lifeboat Station

    The lifeboat station is run by the RNLI which stands for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. This is a voluntary organisation which is dependant on public donations and fundraising events for its' upkeep. For a small fee you can visit the lifeboat station which is open to visitors during summer months. You can see the lifeboats and equipment...

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  • Walk The Prom..

    Walking along the promenade in Criccieth is a great way to stretch your legs, get some exercise and breath in that lovely sea air. There are fantastic views of the mountains in one direction and the Castle in the other. There is pay and display car parking right along the seafront which I'm sure gets really busy on hot sunny days although in Wales...

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  • Criccieth Castle

    Criccieth Castle is perched high on a headland commanding excellent views from all angles. It is said that on a clear day you can make out the form of Harlech Castle across the waters but unfortunately I was at Criccieth on a grey, windy day so I did not witness this.The Castle was originally build by Llewelyn the Great around 1230 although there...

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  • Great Ice Creams!

    Just down the road from the Castle is this great Ice Cream parlour, they had a large selection of Ice Creams. I had a Turkish Delight ice cream in a chocolate dipped cone and Evan had Mint Choc Chip in a chocolate dipped cone, they were really nice and i would love to try some more.

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  • Go on... treat yourself

    The Cadwalladers Ice Cream shop is situated at the bottom of the hill leading to the Castle - a nice treat after you're visit. There are loads of yummy flavours available & I usually take ages trying to decide which to have, I usually just go for my old favourite - mint choc chip!! Cadwalladers also sell a selection of hot and cold drinks, pastries...

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  • Ice-cream nearly as good as he...

    My other half used to visit Criccieth every summer and all his family go misty-eyed talking about Cadwaladers ice-cream. He remembers the cafe as a tiny shop where there was only one flavour on offer,vanilla, and it was made out back. Now you can sit in the cafe with a good panorama of the sea (i.e escape the rain!) and enjoy a myriad of flavours...

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Criccieth Transportation

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    by raquelitalarga Written Sep 5, 2009

    Criccieth has a railway station that takes you along the coast, stopping at places like Portmadoc, so great for views. Also at least twice a day in the summer a steam train passes through but doesn't stop. Might be worth investigating where locally you can catch this.

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Criccieth Off The Beaten Path

  • Penarth Fawr Art Gallery

    Right next door to Penarth Fawr is an attractive little cottage which houses an Art Gallery, shop and coffee shop. The gardens here are beautiful with authentic garden ornaments scattered around.See website below for directions to Penarth Fawr.

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  • Penarth Fawr

    Penarth Fawr is a Medieval Hall house which is situated off the A494 on the Lleyn Peninsular in North Wales.This attractive house is owned and cared for by CADW (Historic Monuments in Wales). There is no admission charge so you are free to wander around during reasonable hours.The house is unfurnished but has impressive timber roof trusses and...

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Criccieth Favorites

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    by droscar Written Aug 25, 2009

    Favorite thing: Pleasant walks along the shoreline, views from the impressive castle and the main beach is rock-free shelving slowly and good for bathing. Down the road in one direction Portmadoc and on the way down the lleyn llanstumbwy with the home of lloyd george. Carry on down to pwhelli for all thefun of the fair - if thats your scene or the kids want a bit of bustle. Stay at the caerwyllan hotel was very good a few years ago but this time we were just travelling through. Seemed nice and just repainted

    Fondest memory: Cadwalders famous icecream shop - its made here!

    The Blue China Tea shop overlooking the beach opposite to the lifeboat station. Good snacks and meals. The montage picture loaded shows these, a beach view hotel and the castle

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Beaches

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