Nestled along the scenic coast of North Wales, the charming town of Criccieth awaits, offering a delightful escape for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and seaside charm. With its stunning beach and panoramic views of Cardigan Bay, Criccieth captivates visitors with its tranquil atmosphere. Stroll along the promenade, feel the sand between your toes, and take in the breathtaking sunsets over the sea. The town's crowning jewel is Criccieth Castle, perched dramatically on a rocky headland. Criccieth's vibrant town centre boasts delightful shops, cosy cafes, and traditional Welsh pubs. Indulge in delicious local seafood, savour homemade ice cream, and browse unique crafts and gifts. For outdoor enthusiasts, Criccieth is a gateway to adventure. Take a scenic coastal walk, try your hand at fishing, or enjoy a boat trip to nearby islands. If you're looking for a coastal or country location then our wide selection of holiday cottages in Criccieth tick all the right boxes.
This is an ideal base for visiting the surfing mecca of the Llyn Peninsula. This friendly seaside town is a perfect destination for a traditional bucket and space holiday or to walk amongst the glorious countryside on the Wales Coast Path. A perfect way to stretch your legs and those of your four-legged friends and afterwards head back to your pet-friendly Criccieth cottage for some rest and relaxation. This area is a natural haven for bottlenose dolphins that are based in nearby Cardigan Bay, so keep your eyes peeled for porpoises, dolphins and all manner of birdlife.
Situated high on a headland looking out to sea is Criccieth Castle. It is well worth the climb to not only tour the castle and grounds but to take in the breathtaking view. Like much of Wales, Criccieth has a rich and varied history and this is showcased at the Lloyd George Memorial Museum in nearby Llanystumdwy. It charts his life as one of the UK's most famous prime ministers. This was his childhood home, but he came back to the area to spend his last days at Ty Newydd, which now hosts writer's retreats.
For those wanting a more active break then head over to Pwllheli, which is home to a busy marina and the Plas Heli sailing academy. Here kids over 14 along with parents can try their hand at sailing or stand-up paddleboarding. Slightly further along the coast is Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre where those seeking further adventure can try wakeboarding, kayaking, archery, go-karting, bowling or clay pigeon shooting.