Within the beauty of Snowdonia National Park by the coast in Gwynedd is the seaside resort of Harlech. Located on the beautiful Tremadog Bay in North West Wales, the town is within the boundaries of the spectacular Snowdonia National Park, home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, and with a population of nearly 2000 people, Harlech’s community is mostly made up of people who can speak the Welsh language, making it a great place to visit if you wish to experience authentic Wales on a cottage holiday.
What Harlech offers for Self-Catering Breaks
This lovely resort’s main attraction is the incredible Harlech Castle. Construction on this imposing fort begun in 1283 by Edward I of England during his invasion of Wales, right next to the sea, but interestingly, the shape of the coastline has changed over the centuries due to natural processes and it now can be found perched on a cliff about half a mile from the ocean. Visitors can find out lots of information about the history of Harlech Castle on a day trip to the remnants of this fascinating structure of military architecture. UNESCO has named the castle a World Heritage Site, and you will certainly see why once you walk through the towering gatehouse.
With a wonderful sandy beach perfect for sunbathing on along with calm waters great for swimming in, Harlech is the perfect destination for a family or romantic self-catering holiday. The town itself has a fantastic shopping street filled with high street stores and individual boutiques selling souvenirs and unique items from the region.
Those who love golf will adore the famous Royal Saint David’s Golf Club which is one of the best courses in Britain, and walkers will love the Rhinogydd range of mountains which has many great paths leading to its peaks where you can get sprawling views of the town and castle.
If you are into arts and culture, then an evening spent at the Theatr Harlech will be right up your street. This wonderful venue hosts an array of plays, films and concerts all throughout the year, for kids and adults alike.
Harlech seaside resort is steeped in history with the captivating Harlech Castle and offers relaxing activities with its beach and shopping area, nature with Rhinogydd Mountains and Snowdonia, and culture with its brilliant theatre. Coming to the town for a cottage holiday in this part of Gwynedd is a great idea for if you want to experience the best of this part of the United Kingdom with the people who you love the most.
Book a Harlech cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Gwynedd on holiday.