While staying in a Harlech holiday cottage and enjoying all that a self catering holiday here has to offer you will most certainly notice Harlech’s most famous castle, This medieval fortification is built on a spur of rock near the sea. Edward I built the castle between 1282 and 1289 when he invaded Wales.The choice of holiday cottages in Harlech is entirely up to you, for couples looking for a romantic holiday, then a small cottage with a hot tub in the garden, sea and coastal views would be ideal. For families and larger groups of friends, perhaps larger holiday houses with luxury kitchens and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms would better suit.
Harlech Castle was captured during a siege in 1404 by Owain Glyndwr and became his military headquarters and residence until 1409 when it was recaptured by English forces. During the War of the Roses in the 15th century, the Lancastrians captured the castle for 7 years but they surrendered it to York’s troops in 1468. This siege created the phrase “Men of Harlech”, a phrase loved both by rugby fans and regimental bands.
Diverse Choice of Quality Cottages
Harlech holiday cottages and holiday home rentals offer amazing and affordable self catering accommodation for relaxing holidays and short out of season breaks throughout the year. Many holiday lets allow pets and dogs, so if a holiday just wouldn’t be the same without yours, book a pet friendly cottage. There are so many places to visit here, along the coast and in the nearby Snowdonia National park, one place in particular is Y Lasynys Faw, this is the home of Ellis Wyne, the author of the Welsh masterpiece “Visions of the Sleeping Bard” The house is believed to date back to the 1500s and has proudly stood the test of time. Whatever your reason may be for visiting Harlech, you’ll always want to come back once you visit the town. It is the perfect place for creating happy memories.