Caernarfon is a popular town to visit with many things to do, and is situated on the attractive Menai Strait with beautiful countryside. Galeri Caernarfon hosts plenty of entertainment with drama, music, comedy and film. If you’re eating out, then you’ll find varied range of restaurants from Italian to Indian, traditional or modern, and there’s also a good choice of pubs and bars in the town.
Going shopping in the town will find you all the shops you need, as well as regular markets. For business in the town, conference venues include those at the Galeri and the Celtic Royal Hotel, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the closest international airport.
Caernarfon Car Hire
Wherever you are in Caernarfon, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Caernarfon car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places to visit in Caernarfon:
This is a huge stone Castle built in the 13th century by King Edward I, and impressive landmark in Caernarfon. Visitors can learn about its eventful history of battles and sieges, including those during the English Civil War. The building is an imposing structure and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can marvel at the polygonal towers, and also visit the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum situated in the Castle, which has a range of exhibits including uniforms, medals and weaponry.
You can see the ruins of this ancient Roman fort, constructed as a defence against tribal uprisings. The site was initially built with timber, but later in stone in the second century, and you can still see most of the foundations of the fort.
Close to the town you can visit this lovely Park with beautiful Grade I listed gardens that have many interesting and charming features such as fountains, waterfalls and follies, along with a stone Hermitage and an amphitheatre. You can also explore the woodlands where you’ll find sculptures and where you can also enjoy the wildlife including animals such as otters and badgers.
Airworld Aviation Museum
This is interesting Museum to visit for any age, and has a large range of aviation exhibits including planes and helicopters, and you can sit in the cockpits of a number of the exhibits to get an idea of what it would have been like flying the aircraft.
Plas Menai National Watersports Centre
Here you can enjoy a wide range of watersports and activities including windsurfing and kayaking, as well as sailing dinghies and driving powerboats, and the Centre offers a range of courses to learn or improve upon your skills.
Beacon Climbing Centre
You can come and challenge yourself at this Climbing Centre, which has climbing walls for different levels of experience and ability. The Centre has rope climbing as well as bouldering, and there are many different routes to take.
Map of Caernarfon, click the directions icon to open a larger map for driving directions from Caernarfon to any other location.