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 48 cottages near Caernarfon.

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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£545-£1235

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£545-£1235

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

Tai Coch Chatham - Tŷ Macsen

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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£355-£1225

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£1225

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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£849-£3309

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£849-£3309

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

Rhyddallt Ganol Cottages - Ysgubor

4 star rating

Caethro, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£395-£1249

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Caethro, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£395-£1249

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

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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£319-£909

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Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£319-£909

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

Ty Gwyn

4 star rating

Rhosgadfan, 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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£369-£835

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£369-£835

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

The Old Stable

4 star rating

Bethel, near Snowdon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 3

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£525-£1335

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Bethel, near Snowdon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£525-£1335

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

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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£265-£1365

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£265-£1365

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

Eryri

4 star rating

Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£399-£1895

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Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£399-£1895

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

Tan Yr Ardd Bach

4 star rating

Rhostryfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£345-£965

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Rhostryfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£345-£965

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

Hen Weithdy

4 star rating

Rhostryfan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£395-£1675

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Rhostryfan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£395-£1675

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Glan Y Wern

4 star rating

Rhostryfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£375-£705

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Rhostryfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£375-£705

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

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£765-£1525

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Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£765-£1525

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

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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£795-£1455

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Penlon, Newborough, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£795-£1455

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

Cae Ocyn

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Llangaffo, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 4

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£359-£1489

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Llangaffo, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£359-£1489

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0