Attractions

Church pewsSt Beuno’s Church

St Beuno’s Church in Clynnog Fawr is the main shrine of Saint Beuno and is one of the most important churches in North Wales. Bueno was born in Powys and became an active missionary under protection of Cadfan, King of Gwynedd.

Bueno was awarded the township of Clynnog Fawr, where he founded the church in the 7th century. The site is his traditional burial place and is a lovely attraction just down the road, with historical value and aesthetics that is well worth a visit whilst in the area.

Pontllyfni BeachPontllyfni Beach

A sandy, big beach where you can relax, walk and play amongst the beautiful coastline. The beach is situated near the village of Pontllyfni, south of Caernarfon on the North West of Wales.

Dogs are allowed on the beach so you can take your pup along for some fresh air and a run around. The beach is just a short walk from the park.

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery

Roman swordThis is featured as Gwynedd’s only general museum, showing examples of fascinating archaeological pieces, including an actual roman sword and flints from the Neolitic axe factory at Graig Lwyd and decorated medieval tiles from Llanfaes. A large selection of items are also available relating all the way back to welsh social history, these include historical furniture and textiles.

There is also a large catalogue of artwork available for viewing here. A well managed collection of artists ranging from local favourites to internationally renowned artists, a gift shop is also full of wares that can provide you with something to remember your visit by. Overall this is a place that is sure to impress anyone who has even a small interest or curiosity in history or culture.

Bangor Cathedral
bangor cathedral
Bangor Cathedral can be an interesting sight for a look at this historical building. A revered ancient place of worship it was built dedicated to its founder Saint Deiniol. While some people visiting Bangor mistake the University for the Cathedral, The Cathedral is nearly 1000 years old, however it has been destroyed several times and restored until it is the building there today, the original stone one was erected between 1120 and 1139.

The Cathedral includes no entry fee, therefore a free attraction, however donations are always welcome.

Portmeiron

portmeirionThese gardens in and around Clough Williams-Ellis’ Italianate village of Portmeirion, have been cultivated since Victorian times. Original specimen conifers, Wellingtonia and Himalayan Firs remain.

The village, also famous as the location for 60s cult TV series The Prisoner, is home to a Tulip Tree, a massive Variegated Sycamore and a Weeping Silver Lime which scents the Village in August. In Edwardian times, the gardens were extended to include Y Gwyllt (The Wild), which is home to Rhododendron, Camellia and a large Magnolia campbellii which blossoms with pale pink flowers during Easter time.

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