- The ancient capital of Wales and the centre of Welsh language and culture. A superb setting with fine views of both the mountains of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. A pretty quayside where the river Seiont flows past the magnificent and famous Caernarfon Castle. The medieval walled town, with its maze of little streets, houses many shops, pubs and restaurants.
Regarded as one of the finest medieval fortresses in Europe: high walls and towers; interesting displays; Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum.
- Segontium Roman Fort and Museum. The most westerly outpost of the Roman Legions.
- Quayside Victoria docks cruises, sea fishing, sailing.
- Air Museum with pleasure flights to view castles, coastline and Snowdonia.
- Golf visitors are welcome at Caernarfon Golf club which is in a superb location.
- Mountain bike hire.
- RAF Llandwrog, home of the RAF mountain rescue service
- Leisure Centre with excellent children and adult swimming pools, tennis, squash, badminton.
- Yr Hwylfan - fun for the inner child.
- Galeri - bringing the arts back to Caernarfon.
WITHIN SEVEN MILES OF THE PARK
- Padarn Lake and Country Park - Llanberis Lake Railway.
- National Slate Museum - exhibitions of quarry work; woodland walks; lakeside walks; picnic areas.
- Merlin Water sports and Activities Centre canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, orienteering, climbing and abseiling with qualified instructors.
- Snowdon Mountain Railway - a superb journey with breathtaking views to the highest summit in England and Wales.
Castle - ruined stronghold of Llywelyn the Great.
- Ceunant Mawr Waterfall.
- Potteries with activities for children.
- Dindorwig Hydroelectric Power Station - entirely underground and the largest of its kind in Europe.
- National Museum of Wales (Power of Wales) - excellent displays and exhibitions.
- Excellent shops, pubs and restaurants.
- Ropes and Ladders - an activity centre near Llyn Padarn
CROSSING THE MENAI STRAIT TO THE ISLE OF ANGLESEY
WITHIN TWELVE MILES OF THE PARK
WITHIN TWENTY MILES OF THE PARK
SLIGHTLY FURTHER AFIELD
Information on all the above, and many other places of interest, can be obtained at Cwm Cadnant Valley, together with advice and ideas on both gentle walks and mountain routes for the more energetic and adventurous. The range of man-made attractions is very extensive but, in addition and all around, there is some of Europe's most impressive scenery with beautiful bays beaches and sea cliffs combining with the wild grandeur of Snowdonia. North Wales is well worth visiting, with something for everyone, and with a very attractive camping and caravan park to use as your base.
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