The mighty battlements of Caernarfon Castle dominate the skyline and form the central attraction of this historic, lively Welsh town.

The castle itself, which was started in 1283 as part of Edward I's conquest of Wales, was built as a seat of government and royal palace and was thought to have been modelled on the walls of Constantinople.

The town was in the running to become the capital of Wales in 1955 but lost somewhat heavily in the vote. Despite not achieving its capital ambitions, the town remains proudly Welsh and is demographically the most Welsh-speaking community in Wales, with over 86 per cent of the residents speaking the Welsh language.

Like so many Welsh coastal towns, Caenarfon boasts a Blue Flag beach for its safe, clean waters and the view from the town's small harbour across the Afon Menai is well worth a look. Caernarfon is a popular place amongst watersports fans, who take to the ocean as well using the National Watersports Centre at nearby Plas Menai.

Hill runners enjoy the dramatic landscapes of Caernarfon's countryside, zipping their way past bird spotters at the Foryd Nature Reserve on the Menai Strait.

Other attractions include the rare shrubs and woodland of Crug Farm and the 19th Century country estate at Glynllifon Park.

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There are 52 cottages near Caernarfon.

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Macsen ref: OZ5

Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£294-£795

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Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Macsen
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Visit Caernarfon, just 4 miles away, and discover its beautiful castle and fine selection of amenities, or Snowdonia National Park is close by.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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    4

Groeslon Marc ref: UK6109

Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£764-£1325

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This delightful semi-detached house is set on the edge of the village of Llanrug, ideal if you want to explore Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

Bodrual Cottage ref: 24058

Rhosbodrual, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£664-£1629

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5 star rating
This magnificent barn conversion has been finished to an exceptional standard and enjoys a wood burning stove, decked area and Wi-Fi throughout.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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White Towers ref: HW7625

Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£361-£959

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4 star rating
There is fun for all the family at White Towers with a shared, outdoor swimming pool and close to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

Ty Castell ref: UK6086

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£608-£1746

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Occupying an ideal location in the centre of town, Ty Castell is a fantastic, family-sized, Grade II-listed town house just a short walk to the beach.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Top Deck ref: UK6618

Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Set on the seafront, this second floor apartment lies just over 7 miles from Caernarfon and is within easy reach of the stunning Snowdonia Mountains.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Ty Llyffant ref: HW7355

Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£387-£1043

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3 star rating
Ty Llffant is just one of the many gems that sparkle amidst the mountains of Snowdonia; here you are sure to have a family holiday to remember.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    2

Tre Anna Lodge ref: UKC2317

Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£522-£1138

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5 star rating
This quaint property is ideally located for exploring Anglesey with plenty of attractions nearby, it makes to perfect place for a rural escape.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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    2

Eryri ref: CC612061

Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£342-£1062

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A converted school now providing character accommodation for groups, families and couples just five miles from Llanberris, at the foot of Snowdon.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    1

Pandy Farm Cottage ref: 27671

Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£0-£661

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Lovely, little cottage for two, with vaulted ceiling and slate floors, Llanberis with Snowdon Mountain Railway close by.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

Parciau Farm Cottages - Beudy Mawr ref: 16985

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£314-£806

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4 star rating
Rural location for this lovely bungalow on working farm, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, flying clubs, sailing and beaches close by.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    1

Pant y Celyn ref: UK6046

Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£349-£833

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All on one level with an enclosed garden, this detached cottage sits in a fantastic location close to many family attractions and just half a mile from the pub.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Fox’s Lair Farmhouse ref: CC612029

Groeslon, Caernarfan, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£524-£879

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4 star rating
With magnificent views spanning the irish Sea, the Rivals mountains and the mouth of the Menai Straits
 
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Field View ref: UK6610

Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£433-£1118

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4 star rating
Fabulous edge of village location, just 1½ miles from Newborough Forest. A great area for easy access to Anglesey with many attractions and sporting opportunities.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    2

Y Potel Inc ref: ORL

Dwyran, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£448-£950

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Enjoy a cosy woodburning stove and a private hot tub at this 18th-century cottage after a busy day exploring Anglesey’s attractions.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    2