Stretching from the peak of Snowdon all the way to Bardsey Island, the Llyn Peninsula is a uniquely beautiful part of the world located in North Wales. The Llyn Peninsula is renowned for its charm, scenic views and mild climate. The area is so spectacular that thousands of acres of the area have been protected by the National Trust, and various areas have been designated as areas of special interest. The Llyn Peninsula is a haven of wild flowers, indigenous wildlife and picturesque scenery, ideal for holiday makers looking for a break in an area of tranquil. Being so close to the Snowdonia National Park allows you to enjoy the best of North Wales and often leads people to purchasing holiday homes in Snowdonia.
From the 5th century until the Middle Ages, numerous saints and pilgrims were said to have followed the holy route along the Llyn’s north coast and it is steeped in early Celtic Christian history that there are 20,000 saints buried on Bardsey Island. Charming country churches can be found dotted throughout the region, an excellent example being St Mary’s at Bryncroes, where the Well of St Mary’s was an important stop on the pilgrim’s route.
Nant Gwrtheyrn was once a deserted quarrying village that now houses the National Centre for Welsh Language and Culture, where you can visit and learn an interesting range of things about Wales’ culture and history. You can have a journey through the folklore and natural history of the Llyn Peninsula, including the stories including Saints and pilgrims.
The remote fishing village of Aberdaron can be found towards the tip of the Peninsula, which was traditionally the last stopping place for pilgrims before they reached Bardsey. The delightful beach is renowned as one of the finest in the country, having won awards and becoming very popular with visitors and locals. Those intrigued by the island can take a day trip over on a boat, or even spend a few nights at the accommodation on the island. But remember, there is no electricity!
At Porthmadog, there is a beautiful harbour and shipping port, which was used during the boom of the Welsh Slate industry until the 20th Century. Just outside here is Morfa Bychan, where visitors are always delighted to discover the never-ending sandy beach at Blackrock Sands!
When you visit Llyn Peninsula, you will instantly feel as though you’ve taken a step into a more relaxing world, full of beautiful scenery, nature and interesting attractions!