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.

Glanrafon Isaf

4 star rating

Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 2

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£905-£2709

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Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£905-£2709

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 1

Y Ddol

4 star rating

Pontrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£325-£975

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Pontrug, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£325-£975

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

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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£305-£769

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Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£305-£769

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

Parciau Farm Cottages - Llofft Yr Yd

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

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£329-£819

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

White Towers

4 star rating

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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£395-£949

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Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd , Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£395-£949

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

Pant y Celyn

4 star rating

Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£365-£859

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Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£365-£859

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

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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£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

Ty Het

5 star rating

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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

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£535-£1059

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£535-£1059

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 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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£0-£794

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Groeslon, Caernarfan, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£0-£794

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

Palm Tree Cottage

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Dywran, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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

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£475-£1265

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Dywran, near Llangefni, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£475-£1265

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

Hendy

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Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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

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£365-£889

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Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£365-£889

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

Field View

4 star rating

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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£475-£1169

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Dwyran, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£475-£1169

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

Tanpencefn Mawr

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Brynsiencyn, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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

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£365-£735

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Brynsiencyn, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£365-£735

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

Ty Coch

4 star rating

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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£775-£1609

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Betws Garmon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£775-£1609

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

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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£329-£935

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Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£329-£935

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