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Explore Harlech

Harlech has miles of award-winning beaches where the mountains meet the sea and is a beacon of Welsh Heritage.

Approaching Harlech, soaring above the beaches, sits Harlech Castle. Once almost impossible to invade, the fortress is now open for year-round visitors and boasts some of the most magnificent views of North Wales. A sharp climb up from the lower parts of Harlech, its world-renowned Ffordd Pen Llech, was verified as the world’s steepest street in 2019, helping to gauge the challenges in mediaeval times trying to gain entry to the castle.

Food & Drink

Harlech and its surrounding villages offer some of the best meals and cafes in the area. At the entrance to the castle is Caffi Castell Harlech, where you can sit and enjoy magnificent views of the Castle and beyond. A short amble down the street will bring you to Llew Glass Cafe, which serves delicious cakes, coffees, and lunches. Castle Bistro offers traditional, high-quality cuisine. A little further away, you’ll find The Victoria Inn, which offers traditional pub meals on your way to Barmouth.

Things to Do

Harlech Castle is in the heart of the village and is a must-visit when you are close to Harlech. With Harlech Beach stretching for miles, there are hours of fun building sand castles and playing in the sand dunes. Royal St Davids Golf Club is one of Wales’s finest Links courses, offering stunning scenery and challenging holes. A short trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog and you’ll find a huge array of activities, from exploring the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, wheezing down one of the Zip World attractions or having a go downhill mountain biking with Antur Stiniog. For a calmer day out, Portmeirion is a firm favourite. This Italian-designed village stands out from the crows with its brightly coloured buildings and stunning architecture.

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