Please take a moment or two to view our excellent Criccieth bed and breakfast and guest house guide, before you book your seafront or beachside b&b check for any cheap special offers or discount deals the owners may have for last minute short breaks or holiday bookings. If you’re planning a visit for the first time or you’re a repeat guest, the lovely locations and eclectic choice of accommodations cater to a wide variety of holidaymakers; for many people they make the perfect places to stay on the Lleyn Peninsula for short breaks and family holidays. Many people come to this coastal resort to see its stunning attractions but end up extending their stay because there is so much more to see and do than they ever thought.
The beautiful coastal resort of Criccieth will take your breath away the first time you see it. Set on the shores of Cardigan Bay in the breathtaking Llyn Peninsula, it is a sight for sore eyes. The town traces its history back to 1239 when a stone castle was built on a head land that goes out to sea. While it has grown in leaps and bounds since then, it still retains its original charm. This single aspect makes it very popular with holidaymakers.
The North Wales resort for those who enjoy lazing by the beach or exploring the open countryside. With uninterrupted coastal views every day. The enchanting town is filled with lovely restaurants which offer fine cuisine while others only serve breakfast.
Some properties date back to the 1800s and 1900s and boast fine architectural details. They have pitch pine staircases, spacious rooms, and stone exteriors. However, they provide all the modern conveniences found in new holiday properties.
There is so much to do you might not be able to see everything in one visit. From spectacular mountain ranges to Blue Flag beaches, the town has it all. Once you see the sights and sample the activities, you might be forced to extend your holiday. Some major sights include:
Often referred to as the edge of Wales, this is the perfect spot for activity holidays. The peninsula is set on the western side of Snowdonia and looks like a long finger pointing at Ireland. It is filled with historic sites, magnificent beaches, and peaceful harbour villages. Some of the fantastic towns found here include Pwllheli, Aberdaron, Porth Dinllaen, and Nefyn. If you are a walking enthusiast, you’ll love the trail from Aberdaron to St Mary’s Well which covers 9 miles. It offers beautiful views and passes by cliffside walks and pastureland.
It is awe-inspiring and offers something for everyone. It has lakes and rivers for fishing, mountains for climbing, and trails for walking. Try climbing its highest peak during your stay or take a train ride to the summit. The view from the top is very rewarding as visitors can see Ireland on a clear day.
Beautiful in every way, this castle has dominated the town from the day it was built. It was constructed by Prince Llywelyn Ap Lorwerth and was refurbished after King Edward’s successful campaign against the Welsh. During the Owain Glyndwr uprising in 1404, it was largely destroyed by the Welsh and was never rebuilt. It is the first sight you’ll see when you drive into the town. It rests on a striking head land overlooking the sea shore.
Home to two Blue Flag beaches, one on the western side of the castle and another on the eastern side. The one to the west is known as Marine Beach. It has safe water for swimming and offers stunning views straight out to sea. If swimming is not your thing, get some exercise by walking on the path towards Pwllheli. There is a path on the beach and another above the beach.
The Beach is located on the eastern side of the castle. It is a beautiful beach with pebbles and sand and offers glorious views of the sea and mountains along the Welsh coast. You can take a walk on the beach and explore rock pools for wildlife or walk to Black Rock which separates Criccieth Beach from Morfa Bychan’s Black Rock sands. Both beaches enjoy regular visits from porpoises which are a popular attraction.
If you are an explorer, history buff, nature lover, or outdoor enthusiast, this is a great place to be. The town has a perfect blend of attractions and hasn’t lost its appeal with the passage of time. Visit it if you want a unique holiday experience. You’ll have fun as you relax, explore and interact with the locals.