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Self Catering holidays on the Lleyn Peninsula

The farmhouse is conveniently located within easy reach of these popular locations:-

  • 1 mile from the village of Botwnnog
  • 2 miles from Hell's Mouth
  • 4 miles from Abersoch village and beaches.
  • 7 miles from Pwllheli, the largest town on Lleyn, with marina, beaches and leisure centre.
  • Snowdonia and Caernarfon are within 27 miles.

 

Beaches/ marinas in the area receiving the blue flag include:

  • Abersoch, Gwynedd
  • Barmouth, Abermaw, Gwynedd
  • Benllech, Anglesey
  • Deganwy Quay marina, Conwy
  • Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd
  • Fairbourne, Ffriog, Gwynedd
  • Hafan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd (marina)
  • Holyhead marina, Anglesey
  • Llanddona, Anglesey
  • Llanddwyn, Newborough, Anglesey
  • Llandudno North shore, Conwy
  • Llandudno West Shore, Conwy
  • Penmaenmawr, Conwy
  • Porth Darfarch, Anglesey
  • Pwllhelli, Marian y De, Gwynedd
  • Prestatyn Central, Denbighshire
  • Rhos on sea/ Colwyn Bay, Conwy
  • Trearddur Bay, Anglesey
  • Tywyn, Gwynedd
  • Victoria Dock, Caernarfon (marina) Gwynedd

 

  • Llyn's Glasfryn Parc
  • Portmeirion
  • Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)
  • Crochendy Twrog Pottery
  • Plas Yn Rhiw
  • Plas Tan y Bwlch - Garden Walks and House Tours
  • Parc Glynllifon Park
  • Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island)
  • Uwchmynydd
  • Castell Caernarfon Castle
  • Caernarfon's Fun Factory Yr Hwylfan

Aberdaron
Almost the end of the Lleyn peninsula, though you can get further west by following the National Trust's two mile track to Uwchmynydd, a superbly wild headland with views to Bardsey Island off Lleyn. In fact Aberdaron was once the port for the pilgrims going to Bardsey, today it is a very pleasant village, with narrow winding streets and a pub worth a stop at for lunch

 

Abersoch
Known foremost for sailing, Abersoch's harbour and estuary on the south side of the Lleyn, are choc a bloc with sailing craft of all shapes and sizes. If you do not want to sail, then there are plenty of sandy beaches, or try a spot of mackerel fishing off the St Tudwal Islands - the sea off Lleyn is rich in fish. The St Tudwal Islands themselves are privately owned, but there are regular trips from Abersoch to view the caves and seabirds round the islands.

The next bay, Hell's Mouth Bay (Porth Neigwl) occupies the south facing cusp at the end of the Lleyn. It is known for its strong rip tides, that grind the boulders on the beaches.

 

Criccieth
Guarded by the ruins of a 12th century castle on the cliffs above, Criccieth has been relatively unspoilt by modern developments. The south facing resort on the Lleyn, is very sheltered, and has good sand and shingle bathing beaches.

The local name is David Lloyd George, born and lived just outside Criccieth, he is buried at Llanystumdwy a few miles away, where there is also a Lloyd George museum. Lleyn is a mecca for those researching Lloyd George.

 

Nefyn
The town has a long history, dating from Saxon times, continuing with a visit by Edward I in 1284. While 4 miles away is the old smuggling port of Porth Dinllaen on the north Lleyn coast. And four miles north of the town there is a magnificent walk up to the Iron Age encampment, the Town of the Giants (Tre'r Ceiri), from where you get panoramic views

 

Porthmadog
Porthmadog is your entry point to the Lleyn Peninsula.

At the mouth of the River Glaswyn, the twin towns of Porthmadog and Tremadog, were built on reclaimed land by a local MP in the 19th century. Today there is a picturesque harbour and sandy bathing beaches.

Shelly, the poet, was a regular visitor here, and is said to have written "Queen Mab" in the area.

 

Portmeirion
Portmeirion is close to Porthmadog at the base of the Lleyn.

Built by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is something altogether different. Started in 1926, its design is based on Portofino in Italy. Gardens were planted with exotic plants (which grow well in the mild climate in Lleyn) , an Italian campanile, castle and lighthouse were built. The hotel is today the centre of the village life, and many of the buildings are available for rent.

Film makers have naturally been interested in Portmeirion, particularly the Prisoner, the cult series of the 60's. Noel Coward wrote Blythe Spirit at Portmeirion

 

Pwllheli
Pwllheli is the largest resort on the Lleyn Peninsula. The five mile sweep of South Beach has led to the development of a modern seaside resort at Pwllheli. The town's harbour is a good base for sea fishing the seas off Lleyn - mackerel, bass and pollack in particular.

Lleyn offers you the best of Wales - history and scenery.
Land of legends and mountains - Lleyn Peninsula.
(ref: http://www.wales-calling.com/guide/lleyn.htm)