Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Caernarfon

Enjoy the history and other features of Caernarfon. This welcoming and walkable city is known for its bars, restaurants and mountain views. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Caernarfon

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Caernarfon a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rhyd Ddu Path (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Gelert's Grave (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Aberglaslyn Pass (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Watkin Path (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Pyg Track (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Caernarfon

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Caernarfon is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moel Hebog (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Mount Snowdon (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Portmeirion Sands (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Swallow Falls (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Nefyn Beach (15.5 mi / 25 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Caernarfon

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Where to stay around Caernarfon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,988 holiday lettings near Caernarfon. From 772 Houses to 1,063 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Caernarfon is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Caernarfon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Caernarfon. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mount Snowdon: 2,120 holiday lettings
  • Dolbadurn Castle: 2,409 holiday lettings
  • Watkin Path: 2,012 holiday lettings
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway: 2,415 holiday lettings
  • Caernarfon Castle: 2,216 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Caernarfon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Caernarfon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 772 Houses in Caernarfon. Our other popular types of Caernarfon holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 1,063 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 1,063 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 56 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Caernarfon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 62 holiday homes with pool available in Caernarfon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.