Caernarfon is one town in North Wales which has remained relatively untouched by the modern world, yet still remains the contemporary twists which make it so attractive. It’s one of the most historically significant areas in the whole of Wales and for good reason as the current Prince of Wales had his investiture held at the legendary Caernarfon Castle.
Picturesquely situated on the south end of the Menai Straits, about 9 miles from Bangor, and on the mouth of the river Seiont, Caernarfon is famed for its great castle, rivalled only by that of Alnwick in Northumberland.
Nearby towns to Caernarfon include Bangor: the smallest city in Wales that has big appeal when it comes to young adults as the university is of the highest standard. The Isle of Anglesey is only a short drive away as well as there being many charming villages located in close proximity to take your fancy.
You can reach Caernarfon via many of the main roads of North Wales and is also a short distance away from the Isle of Anglesey if you’re arriving from abroad via the Port of Holyhead.
What to see and do?
Redline Indoor Karting
Snowdonia Riding Stables
Gypsy Wood Park
Plas Menai Watersports Centre
Shopping in Caernarfon
Along with all the modern supermarkets, chain stores and other places for shopping that you’d expect from a town that is firmly in the 21st century, there are also a whole array of delightful boutiques and independent shops that can offer you items you won’t find elsewhere.
Restaurants in Caernarfon
Caernarfon town is home to several fantastic restaurants supplying everything from rustic style home cooking to elegant fine dining experiences.
The Black Boy Inn Caernarfon is a firm favourite with the locals and provides a wide range of dishes from their renowned chef. It goes beyond traditional pub food to envoke an array of flavours and culinary experiences.
The Tyn Rhos Restaurant Caernarfon is a true fine dining restaurant with a team of talented chefs creating delicious and visually stunning food with perfect wines to match. Not only does this restaurant make an excellent night out for dinner it also hosts several exquisite gourmet events throughout the year where the chefs test their skills with banquets of sampling menus.
Events On in Caernarfon
Galeri Caernarfon is one of the premier venues for live entertainment across the whole of Wales with you and the family being afforded many opportunities to catch some of the hottest tickets in town. From small, local productions to Hollywood blockbusters, there’s always something on show to excite and delight.
“Caernarfon Castle, Wales” by Berit Watkin