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CAERNARFON Inhabited continuously since pre-Roman times, the Royal Town of Caernarfon is the jewel in North Wale’s crown. Dominated by the world famous medieval fortress built for King Edward I, the town’s Royal connections stretch back to when it was the realm of ancient Celtic chieftains. However it was in 1969, with the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales at the castle, that Caernarfon became a truly international destination. A busy market town and major tourist centre, Caernarfon’s idyllic coastal location overlooking the Menai Straits and the Isle of Angelsey, makes it a magnet for sailing, boating and waters sports enthusiasts and accordingly provides superb marine facilities. Indeed it was in 1933, Group Captain Lionel Brabazon-Rees set sail from The Royal Welsh Yacht Club, in his 34-foot ketch "May" to Florida and become the first man to sail across the Atlantic single handed. Doc Fictoria is set alongside the beautiful harbour and offers the range of marine services one would expect from a town that maintains such high standards including 46 pontoon berths with electricity and fresh water, state of the art security and a publicly accessed visitor’s pontoon. The Caernarfon Sailing Club is located nearby as are Plas Menai National Watersports Centre and Slate Quay. There are also several sailing schools that cater for all levels and experience. In and around the town there is a wealth of things to see and do. Green Wood Forest Park is set in 17 magical acres that combines woodland adventures with attractions and rides. Other ‘must do’s’ include the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, Hwylfan Fun Centre, which is the largest of its kind in North Wales, Gypsy Wood Park at the foothills of Snowdonia and The Faenol - North Wales’ premier concert venue. As you would expect the accommodation in Caernarfon is excellent from camping to bed and breakfast, budget to four star hotels. There is a pleasant, vibrant bustle to the town centre. The shopping is wonderfully eclectic, the cafes and pubs ooze warmth and hospitality, the entertainment is diverse, matched only by the international dining, which is on a par with some of Europe’s most gastronomic major cities. It has to be said that Caernarfon offers visitors a rich, fulfilling experience with an insight to the culture and history of this fascinating, ancient country that is second to none.
Comments (14)
05/11/2018 @ 3:31 pm
Kelly and Sarah Green
Good to see you are updating the Harbour guide for Caernarfon. How often do you redo the guide.
04/12/2013 @ 8:25 am
First time here, great little Marina and lovely town to boot.
12/11/2013 @ 11:23 am
Ron and the lads
Had a few drinks with some old mates last night, wound up at Blackboy and had a really good time.Busy, cramped and noisy just like a pub should be.
26/10/2013 @ 8:15 am
Fu's was lovely as usual last night.
Just times it right for sunset over Marina.
12/10/2013 @ 1:28 pm
Edith and Mary
Newborough Arms nice Thai food.
Just outside of town, but Worth it.
24/09/2013 @ 9:10 am
Marvin from Dublin
Great night in the Black Boy especially as it is walking distance to Marina.
15/09/2013 @ 8:01 am
Villa Marina is authentic Italian food in the heart of Wales.
Best to book ahead, small and cosy.
06/09/2013 @ 7:33 am
Vindi UK
Decided to sail round the British Isles recently, and pulled into Caernarvon Harbour for a well earned rest.
Great town, not to quite or busy.
02/09/2013 @ 8:09 am
Carol Longtin
Fu's Still the best Chinese in the Area,nice place to watch sunset.
16/08/2013 @ 8:13 am
Edmund Holland
Try Blas restaurant, new but very good.
31/07/2013 @ 8:09 pm
Josh and Mandy
Great day at the Beacon climbing!!!!! We are going to take it up as a hobby.
03/06/2013 @ 6:47 am
Barbara Ellington
Only stayed a few days whilst having some minor repairs done on my money sucking water mobile, but found the Blackboy Inn due to your sites recommendations l Brilliant .
I also went exploring and sampled Ainsworths chippy ,also very good and affordable big pieces of fish.
Glad to see you cater for everyones tastes in your directory . Thanks.
27/05/2013 @ 11:52 am
Bridget and Sally
Found the Beacon climbing centre on your site, what a great place .
We are looking forward to giving it a go next time we are in Caenarfon .
Keep up the good work.
07/03/2013 @ 7:06 pm
Have a go with frogs legs starter followed by sizzling steak with ginger,spring onions and steamed rice.Perfection and healthy as well.
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Business Reviews (5)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
16/08/2016 @ 9:00 am
Gypsy Wood by Elen
20/07/2014 @ 10:27 am
Black Boy Inn by The Roes
We love this place, low ceilings, roaring fire and tales of old.
Talking about the bar, the rooms at the back are ultra modern, honestly.
12/06/2014 @ 11:25 am
Black Boy Inn by Everrete
Took on board the one eyed sailor for breakfast, as was suggested, verdict 10/10 delicious.
07/03/2013 @ 7:33 pm
Black Boy Inn by Harbour Guides Crew
Staying at Black Boy Inn at present,cannot fault it.
Rooms are fantastic with cinema style large screen TV'S.
All of the breakfast options are more than enough to keep you going throughout the day,but i would suggest The One Eyed Sailor ( not a wind up )
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