CAERNARFON is dominated by the most famous castle in Wales, its a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in the 13th century by Edward I, a project that took 47 years to complete. But there is more to Caernarfon, its a bustling market town with a busy port and a waterfront that has recently been redeveloped and boasts excellent views over the Menai Strait, the channel that separates Anglesey from mainland Wales.
Enjoy a QUEEN OF THE SEA CRUISE for spectacular views of Caernarfon Castle, Snowdonia, Llanddwyn Island and the Isle of Anglesey.
The WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY is the UK’s longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, then through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.
The FFESTINIOG RAILWAY is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It climbs over 700 feet into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends, clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it.
BETWS-Y-COED is the gateway to Snowdonia with a magical setting and being surrounded by Gwydyr Forest, it has an Alpine feel. Much of the village dates back to Victorian times and was popular with artists, now it attracts visitors for the many outdoor activities in the area.
The famous LLANBERRIS PASS runs for 5 miles from the village of Llanberis to Pen-y-Pass and offers stunning mountain scenery and is very popular with mountain climbers.