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

4 star rating

Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£735-£1549

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Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£735-£1549

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

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Macsen

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£297-£794

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£297-£794

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

Cerrig Sais

5 star rating

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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£805-£1955

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£805-£1955

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

Pandy Farm Cottage

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Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£325-£645

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Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£325-£645

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

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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£916-£2219

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Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£916-£2219

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

Ty Lawr Stables

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Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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

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£282-£649

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Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£282-£649

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

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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£429-£1005

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Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£429-£1005

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

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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£320-£815

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£320-£815

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

Is-Helen Cottage

4 star rating

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£579-£865

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£579-£865

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

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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£769-£1555

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Betws Garmon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£769-£1555

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

Snowdon

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Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£287-£869

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Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£287-£869

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

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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£328-£915

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£328-£915

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

Swn Y Mor

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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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£510-£1535

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Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£510-£1535

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

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Sam

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£297-£796

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£297-£796

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

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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£284-£785

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Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£284-£785

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