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.

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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£335-£815

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£335-£815

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

Fox’s Lair Farmhouse

4 star rating

Groeslon, Caernarfan, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£525-£900

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Groeslon, Caernarfan, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£525-£900

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

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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£465-£1069

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Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£465-£1069

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

Ty Llyffant

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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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£498-£1044

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Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£498-£1044

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

Ty Coch

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Betws Garmon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£745-£1555

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Betws Garmon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£745-£1555

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Ty Main Cottage

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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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£335-£789

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Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£335-£789

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

Gwynfryn

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Penisarwaun, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£519-£1205

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Penisarwaun, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£519-£1205

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

White Towers

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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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£474-£954

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£474-£954

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

Glanrafon Isaf

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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

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Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£859-£2289

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

Cerrig Sais

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£739-£1625

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£739-£1625

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

Field View

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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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£495-£1139

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Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£495-£1139

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

Coed y Glyn Bach

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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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£325-£659

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Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£325-£659

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

Parciau Farm Cottages - Beudy Bach

4 star rating

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£295-£645

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£295-£645

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

Pen Braint

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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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£705-£1615

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Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£705-£1615

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

Parciau Farm Cottages - Hen Stabl

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£355-£915

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£915

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