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 45 cottages near Caernarfon.

Elidir Cottage

5 star rating

Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£405-£1099

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Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£405-£1099

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

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Sam

5 star rating

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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£335-£809

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£335-£809

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

Llifon

4 star rating

Bethesda Bach, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£415-£939

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Bethesda Bach, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£415-£939

Sleeps: 5 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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£329-£819

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£329-£819

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

Gwyrfai Cottage

4 star rating

Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£355-£835

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Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£835

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

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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£635-£1655

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Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£635-£1655

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

Swn Y Mor

4 star rating

Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£720-£1390

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Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£720-£1390

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Ty Lawr Stables

4 star rating

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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£315-£665

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Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£315-£665

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

The Cottage

3 star rating

Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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

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£279-£529

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Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£279-£529

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

Gadlas

5 star rating

Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£449-£1395

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Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£449-£1395

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

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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£309-£675

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Newborough, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£309-£675

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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£429-£1035

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Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd , Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£429-£1035

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

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Cai

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Llandwrog, 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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£645-£1875

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£645-£1875

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

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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£585-£895

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£585-£895

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 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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£299-£735

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£299-£735

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