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 51 cottages near Caernarfon.

Top Deck ref: UK6618

Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£0-£0

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4 star rating
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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.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Gadlas ref: OE9

Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£391-£1319

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Just 3 miles from Caernarfon and its castle which dominates the town centre, and within easy reach of Anglesey and Mount Snowdon.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    2

Cerrig Sais ref: UK6312

Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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5 star rating
With its own blissful hot tub, relax and enjoy the views after a busy day exploring Caernarfon, Anglesey and Snowdonia.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Y Potel Inc ref: ORL

Dwyran, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£448-£448

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

Penrallt ref: UK6644

Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£431-£868

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4 star rating
Nestled in the beautiful, Welsh countryside, Penrallt boasts a large lawned garden and stunning, far reaching views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

Bodrual Cottage ref: 24058

Rhosbodrual, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£664-£1635

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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.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    0

Gwyrfai Cottage ref: UK6475

Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£303-£760

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4 star rating
Enjoy plenty of exhilarating activities close to this cottage, including Zip World, with its 500ft-high zip line offering magnificent views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Coed y Glyn Bach ref: UK6420

Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£284-£628

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4 star rating
Just 5 miles from Caernarfon, this ground floor apartment also has easy access to the majestic Snowdonia National Park.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Sam ref: OZ3

Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£295-£716

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5 star rating
This luxury holiday property is the perfect retreat for a couple wishing to discover the Snowdonia National Park which is close by.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4

Eryri ref: CC612061

Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£342-£973

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

Hen Weithdy ref: CC612059

Rhostryfan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

£325-£966

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4 star rating
A rural, detached property located on a small holding between the beautiful Welsh coastline and the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

The Cottage ref: W7944

Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£256-£499

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3 star rating
Providing fantastic views of the Snowdonia Mountain range, this character filled home is romantic getaway waiting to be discovered.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    2

Pen Braint ref: OVE

Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£549-£1564

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Delightful family cottage, with picture windows, close to Newborough Warren sand dunes, Rhosneigr Bay for sailing and windsurfing.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    3

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

Llety Pinc ref: OG7

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

£432-£1015

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A charming cottage with an open fire and a large garden bordering red squirrel woodland. Plas Newydd and beaches easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles)
    4