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 47 cottages near Caernarfon.

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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£355-£1005

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Rhostryfan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£1005

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

Hendy

3 star rating

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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£305-£865

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Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£305-£865

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

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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£359-£1145

4 star rating
Caeathro, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£359-£1145

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

Cae Ocyn

3 star rating

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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£325-£1045

3 star rating
Llangaffo, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£325-£1045

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

Ty Castell

4 star rating

Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Caernarfon (miles): 0

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£0-£1609

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£0-£1609

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

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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£889-£2765

4 star rating
Llanfaglan, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£889-£2765

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 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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£389-£975

4 star rating
Bethesda Bach, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£389-£975

Sleeps: 5 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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£355-£855

4 star rating
Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£355-£855

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

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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£365-£1095

5 star rating
Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£365-£1095

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 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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£299-£955

4 star rating
Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£299-£955

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

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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£759-£1599

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Betws Garmon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£759-£1599

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 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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£700-£1599

4 star rating
Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£700-£1599

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 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

3 star rating
Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula

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£279-£529

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 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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£299-£669

4 star rating
Y Groeslon, near Caernarfon, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£299-£669

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

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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£540-£929

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Groeslon, Caernarfan, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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£540-£929

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