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Criccieth Town Information

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Known as "The Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia", Criccieth is situated on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. The scenery in and around this town is truly breathtaking, located as it is in the Snowdonia National Park.

Cricceith, Llyn Peninsula - © Wales Tourist Board
Cricceith, Llyn Peninsula - © Wales Tourist Board

Criccieth Castle dominates the town's skyline, towering above on its green felsite rock outcrop.

Once a ruin, it was restored some years ago and now houses an exhibition.

From the castle there are fantastic views of the town, the sea, the mountains of Snowdonia, and the coastline as it sweeps south past Cader Idris and the mountains of Mid Wales.

There are two excellent beaches with promenades, popular with sun bathers and swimmers, but also frequented by groups of porpoises who come to play in the surf.