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Harlech Town Information

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Harlech is situated where the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park meet the sea, so offers the best of both worlds.

Take off and explore the spectacular mountain scenery, simply relax on one of the the award winning beaches, or perhaps take a round of golf on the local championship course.

Harlech Castle - © Wales Tourist Board
Harlech Castle - © Wales Tourist Board

There is also plenty to do in and around the town itself including a visit to Harlech castle, built in 1283 on a rocky outcrop against which, at one time, the sea lapped. The castle was besieged on several occasions when ownership passed from English to Welsh and back again but a siege started in 1460 is particularly significant. At that time, during the English War of the Roses, the by Lancastrians who repelled the Yorkists for seven years before famine forced an honourable surrender.

What ever your preference for activities or scenery, Harlech has something to offer.