Harlech

Secret Snowdonia. A land hidden from sight, found only by those willing to undertake a step upon an adventure. I know, this sounds hugely romantic. So what's really going on out there?

Here is your Passport to another World.

Welcome to our world.

Croeso - Welcome to a Secret Snowdonia. This is the district of Harlech, situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea. Here you will find an idyllic and relaxing location from which to explore the Snowdonia Mountains and Coastline. From North Wales, Snowdon and Portmeirion, into Mid Wales, Cader Idris and the Centre for Alternative Technology, you couldn't be better placed. The whole of Snowdonia is open to you with its many and diverse attractions.

View of Harlech beach from the south

This wonderful location encompasses award winning beaches and stunning estuaries, backed by rugged mountains. Whether you are looking for sightseeing around the spectacularly sited Harlech Castle, playing golf on a championship course, walking the Rhinogs or just lazing on the sands, you are assured that the amenities, attractions and scenery, coupled with the warmth of our welcome will make you want to return again and again.

I want to be looked after....

To make your stay even more comfortable you'll find Award winning Restaurants and Tea Shops, top class accommodation, from B&B's to Hotels and Guest Houses, Camping and Self Catering Apartments and Cottages you're bound to find something to suit your budget.

.... and relax and unwind.

As well as a fantastic beach and superb Mountains you'll find that Harlech is steeped in History. Even before Edward I had started building his famous Castle here, the ancient peoples were constructing their burial chambers such as those at Bryn Cader Faner also St Tanwg's Church at Llandanwg which was founded in AD435 at the end of Britain's Roman Occupation.

Conversation with a Local.

If you are looking for a tourist area populated by crowds of other tourists you may be disappointed. On the other hand, you may be more discerning, wanting to visit an area unspoiled by the masses, with places to visit that are interesting, somewhere to take in the vistas of mountains, beaches and castles and enjoy fabulous sunsets.

Usually, to find this sort of location, involves some sort of trade off in terms of comfort and facilities. By View from Talsarnau showing Ynys Giftan and Portmeirion. now you are probably not surprised to learn that there is a wealth of accommodation to suit all pockets from the humble bunkhouse to luxury hotels, Restaurants, Cafés, Tea Shops, Ice Cream Parlours and Fish & Chip Shops.

OK, but what is there to do, I might not want to just sit and look at ‘vistas’ all day waiting for a sunset on the off chance that one may turn up.

Right, so how about a championship Golf Course, Sailing, Fishing, a 5th Century Church that predates Canterbury Cathedral, Mountain Biking, Pony Trekking, 13th Century Castle designated as a World Heritage Site, Hill Walking amongst ancient monuments, Mountain Climbing, secluded lakes and woodlands. Fantastic beaches where you can walk for miles or find interesting shells, browse interesting shops – no, not the High Street ‘Chain’ variety that are all the same.

And, what about food? After a hard day on the beach collecting shells I’ll want some sustenance.

As has been mentioned before, food is very important here so we have provided a complete range and you could eat somewhere different each day for both Lunch and Dinner with menus and budgets to suit all pockets and tastes.

Now, before you ask, yes, we will be throwing in some Weather, I know, its not available everywhere but we were up early and got a good set. This part of Snowdonia has its own microclimate, I’ll not bore you with the details, but the gist of it is because there are mountains just to the north, east and south of us and the mountains on the Llyn Peninsular to the west protect us, we have more good weather than many other parts of North Wales.

Still want more? Well, what about the Theatre, yes of course we have one, they show films, have live performances, music, dance, opera etc depending on the programme, though its rare to get them all in one production. There is usually a production of Shakespeare performed in the Castle each summer. Male Voice Choirs sing out, music from a Welsh harp can be heard.

If all this relaxing and unwinding, tempered with bursts of activity and culinary exploits and a helping of culture doesn't interest you maybe you are looking for another sort of Holiday....

Whatever your reason for coming, be it Business or Leisure, you'll find a small part will stay with you always, urging you to return and visit Harlech again.

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