Harlech Travel Guide

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Harlech Things to Do

  • Harlech Castle

    We followed to signs for the Castle which take you into the newer part of Harlech which is situated under the castle on sea level. you can then park there or drive up towards the Castle but the climb is very steep. There is a small carpark just outside the castle which will probably get very busy at weekends at school holidays. There is a small...

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  • All aboard the Cambrian

    During the month of August West Coast Railways run a steam train from Porthmadog/Pwllheli to Machynlleth. 'The Cambrian' calls at a number of stations along the way including Harlech. I was lucky enough to see the steam train leaving Harlech station while I was up on top of the Castle walls - I had a great view. The noise of the steam engine was...

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  • Admire the views from the top of the...

    The views from the Castle walls are absolutely amazing, you can see for miles around. The extensive dune system of morfa Harlech lies in front of you, the Irish sea is sparkling away in the distance whilst the Mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National park form the perfect backdrop. I could have stayed up there for hours just taking in the view but...

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  • Visit the Castle

    Harlech Castle has a combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, is an unmissable castle, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage Inscribed site.It was built by Edward I between 1283 and 1290 but hold the court of Owain Glyndwr in 1404 and was the last Castle to fall to the Parliamentarians in the Civil...

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  • A day at the beach

    This part of Wales has some beautiful beaches and Harlech is no exception. The wide sandy beach is surrounded by sand dunes, and there are lots of shells to collect and rock pools to explore. Definitely a good spot to spend the afternoon after a visit to the castle!

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  • The Castle

    Harlech's main attraction is its stunning 13th century castle. It is situated high on a rocky outcrop and when first built would have been right next to the sea, but the centuries have seen the land be reclaimed and the dunes take over. Edward I built the castle as part of his defence network against possible insurrection by the Welsh, and the...

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Harlech Restaurants

  • Excellent takeaway

    I have to admit that this was our second choice after discovering that the only fish and chip shop in Harlech was closed (on a Saturday night!), but it turned out to be a good one. The food was excellent and was ready for collection just 30 minutes after we telephoned our order through. You can eat in if you prefer, but I would suggest you book in...

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  • Exquisite indian

    EXCELLENT CUISINE....all dishes available from madras,rogan josh, biryani etc.The restaurant is very pleasant clean and tidy, indian background music and all indian staff.All very willing to please and make sure you have a great time,just in the process of getting a licence for alchol so please take your own.Even though i say it myself im great at...

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    3 Hotels in Harlech

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Harlech Nightlife

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    by claire1011 Written Mar 12, 2006

    The Lion is a Hotel and a public house, its probably the most popular pub in Harlech.
    The rooms are very comfortable and well equipped,Breakfast is served in the Dining Room upstairs,evening meals are not available but you can have a bar meal and would recommend them most of the meals are home cooked with only a few been frozen, good atmosphere there, you can play pool or try darts.
    Wednesday night is quiz night starts at 9.30 different quiz master weekly, usually great fun and only costs a pound and you get entered into the raffle with a chance of winning £100.
    oh and musnt forget the sarnies tooo!!!!!!!

    Dress Code: Anything goes......Really.....

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Harlech Transportation

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    by claire1011 Written Mar 12, 2006

    Buses run very regular to and from Harlech.
    The trains are also very good,always on time, a good way of getting to Prtmadog or Barmouth.
    Taxi service is good too but a little bit on the expensive side.

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Harlech Shopping

  • Great for Gifts!

    The Castle Gift Shop is situated on Castle Square at the entrance to the Car park, It's a great shop to buy fridge magnets, coasters, tshirts, lighters, badges, stickers and other gifts and souvenirs I bought a fridge magnet, Model of the Castle and a slate coaster from here!

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  • TESCO in Porthmadog!!!!wow

    Here in Harlech and surrounding villages were desperate for a supermarket that had lots of choice and fresh produce. Tesco opened in Portmadog a few years ago and it is a god send, our only other options were little corner shops and the spar which are ok for one off bits but for a big shop can be quite expensive. Lots of antiques at reasonable...

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Harlech Warnings and Dangers

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    by Balam Written Jun 21, 2011

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    Parking could be a problem in the busy season, there is a smallish carpark just near the castle and a larger one at sea level below the castle, but beware!! the locals park where they want.

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    • Castles and Palaces
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