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 47 cottages near Caernarfon.

Llys Aled

4 star rating

Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£355-£885

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Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£885

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Pen Braint

5 star rating

Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£685-£1659

5 star rating
Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£685-£1659

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Coed y Glyn Bach

4 star rating

Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£335-£665

4 star rating
Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£335-£665

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Hendy

3 star rating

Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£355-£845

3 star rating
Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£845

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Parciau Farm Cottages - Hen Stabl

4 star rating

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 1

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£345-£919

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£345-£919

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Glanrafon Isaf

4 star rating

Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 2

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£859-£2289

4 star rating
Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£859-£2289

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Field View

4 star rating

Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 2

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£489-£1189

4 star rating
Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£489-£1189

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Penrallt

4 star rating

Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£579-£635

4 star rating
Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£579-£635

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

White Towers

4 star rating

Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£409-£958

4 star rating
Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£409-£958

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Cilhaul

4 star rating

Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£439-£869

4 star rating
Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£439-£869

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Y Potel Inc

5 star rating

Dwyran, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 2

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£579-£1219

5 star rating
Dwyran, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£579-£1219

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ty Main Cottage

3 star rating

Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£325-£835

3 star rating
Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£325-£835

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ty Llyffant

3 star rating

Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 2

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£439-£1004

3 star rating
Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£439-£1004

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Swn Y Mor

4 star rating

Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£689-£1550

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Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£689-£1550

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Parciau Farm Cottages - Beudy Mawr

4 star rating

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 1

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£329-£795

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£329-£795

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0