Information about the Area
Criccieth is a picturesque, quiet and romantic seaside village situated at the south coast of the Lleyn peninsula. The "southern portal" to the peninsula is dominated by the castle sitting upon a seaside rock. It was Welsh in the 13th century, before it was taken over and changed by the English under Edward I. The Welsh rebel prince and hero Owain Glyndwr took the castle in 1404 and only 50 years later the castle lay in ruins, as it still does today.
Criccieth has also a strong link with David Lloyd George the former Prime Minister. He was brought up in the nearby village of Llanystwmndwy, where his grave can be found by the river Dwyfor. Today Criccieth is a thriving seaside resort. Its high street offers a great shopping experience with some interesting shops.
Web sites about CricciethThe 'official' Criccieth Site
A website with holiday information about accomodation, places to eat and things to do in Criccieth.
The Lleyn Peninsula
A line of hills dominated by Yr-Eifl forms the spine of the Lleyn and it is surrounded by a beautiful and varied coastline which invites exploring and enjoying. The long arm of the peninsula which reaches far into the Irish sea has been described as "a wonderful but little known land of green hills and coves"; specially when it is raining in Snowdonia, since the peninsula often remains dry and sunny. This weather phenomenom makes it an ideal location for a seaside holiday !
Bardsey the famous island of the thousand saints is just off the coast of Braich y Pwll, the" Welsh Lands End". A place of pilgrimage and a monastry for many centuries it is now a loneley place with a mysterious and haunted beauty which attracts some visitors.
Web sites about the Lleyn PeninsulaThe 'official' Lleyn website offering information about the peninsula as a holiday destination.
Very informative website about holidays on the LLeyn peninsula.
Snowdonia is one of the best known and best loved landscapes in the UK which does not need much introduction. Named after Snowdon, the highest mountain of England and Wales, the dramatic and rugged area of natural beauty by the sea, is visited by millions of sight-seers and outdoor enthusiasts every year.
Snowdonia WebsitesThe 'official' website for Snowdonia and the National Park
This website provides detailed information about Snowdonia as a destination for many different outdoor activities
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