Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

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Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Llandudno: Portmeirion, Snowdonia & Castle Tour

1. From Llandudno: Portmeirion, Snowdonia & Castle Tour

Take a drive on the Great Orme Road, the longest of its kind in the UK, with spectacular cliffs, wildlife, and views out to the Irish Sea and Anglesey. Pass through the ancient castle town of Conwy to view the castle’s domineering and towering walls. Enjoy a tour of Caernarfon and its immense castle. King Edward I created what is surely the most impressive of Wales’s castles here and worthy of its World Heritage status. Take a tour of Portmeirion, a colorful, Italian-style coastal village. Marvel at LLyn Gwynant and Snowdonia with their many beautiful lakes. Drive through part of Snowdonia National Park and one of its spectacular driving routes. Stop at the awe inspiring viewpoint of the valley below and its lakes. Stop  at the majestic Swallow Falls, where Snowdonia's water cascades over the rocky outcrops. Stop at Tu-Hwnt-I'r Bont, one of Snowdonia’s most photographed and painted images. Take a scenic drive through Conwy Valley and the traditional Welsh villages en route back to Llandudno.

From Llandudno: Snowdonia & the Three Castles Tour

2. From Llandudno: Snowdonia & the Three Castles Tour

Immerse yourself in Welsh culture, heritage, and history on an unforgettable sightseeing day trip. Visit numerous attractions in the area including Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, and Conwy Town and Castle all from the comfort of a minibus.   Start your day with a drive on the Great Orme Road, with spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and the Irish Sea and Anglesey. Your first stop may just be the highlight of your day: take a tour of the ancient Conwy Town and Castle. Walk the castle walls, stroll along the Conwy estuary, see some old Tudor houses, and take in traditional Welsh art and craft shops. In town, you’ll also see the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain, as well as Great Britain’s smallest house.   Then, drive into the glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll take in views of the lakes, mountain villages, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range. Here, your guide will share with you some local history, Welsh myths, and legends along the way.   After lunch at the National Slate Museum, visit Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis, overlooking Padarn Lake. Stop at the lakeside and take in views of a beautiful sculpture of King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur.   Finally, visit Caernarfon Castle and take a walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A brute of a fortress, its immense strength remains undimmed. History comes alive here along its lofty walls, twin-towered gatehouse, and the surrounding town’s narrow and colorful streets.

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What people are saying about Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

The weather was hit and miss, I felt we experienced four seasons in one day but the sun was out just at the right times of the tour. Our tour Guide Chris was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and informative. We learnt so much about the history and culture of the Welsh people. The tour itself was well organised with lots of hidden gems and time well spent at each stop. So many picturesque opportunities. I will highly recommend as it’s definitely a day well spent with a wonderful tour guide.

The tour was very well planned and the guide was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Sufficient time to spend at the major attractions with good tips on how to make the most out of the experience. Entertaining car rides and lots of good tales to learn not just the facts about the tourist spots, but the local culture and history of Wales.

Excellent, well organized tour with Chris who knows a lot of history of Wales and places we visited. Me and my boyfriend had an amazing day. Planty of time to take photos on stop points and having lunch. We definitely recommend.

Extraordinary tour! Absolutely adored the tour guide - his history of Llandudno was amazing and his storytelling was excellent. All of the sights were wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable. Would definitely go on this tour again!

Great guide who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Plenty to see and do. Good value.