Some Activities and Experiences to Try Out In Caernarfon

The city of Caernarfon has a lot to offer to its visitors. In fact, this is one of the main reasons I started writing this blog in the first place. Today, I am going to show you how you can have fun in the city and what you can experience.

Maritime Museum

One of the gems the city has in store for you comes in the form of a mortuary turned into a museum – the Maritime Museum. As the name implies, you will get the opportunity to learn more about the city’s relationship with the sea. It holds many interesting artifacts and interesting trivia, and some of it is dedicated to Ellen Edwards.

Airworld

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If the sea is not your thing, might I suggest popping over to Caernarfon Airworld? It is a museum dedicated to all things air force. It is on an active airfield, the very RAF Llandwrog.

It is not in Caernarfon, strictly speaking, but a bit more southwest. This is the location where you can obtain valuable info on some of the planes used in WWII. You can even learn a bit about the RAF Mountain Rescue Service.

The little ones will be happy to know that the museum has a number of souvenirs, including drones.

Gypsy Wood

Are you on a lookout for an adventure, but you have your family with you? Not to worry, Gypsy Wood can accommodate everyone. The park has several sections, a few of which are playgrounds. There are many attractions to choose from, like the railways, the Musical Treehouse, Duck Racing, and many more. It is one of the things located in nature that are not dangerous in any sense of the word.

Y Gegin Fach

After a long day of seeing the sites, one just wants to relax, take a breather, and have a snack. The Little Kitchen is one of the places where this is possible. Furthermore, it is perfect if you want to experience some of the traditional Welsh dishes, like Welsh cakes and rarebit. If you consider it for your destination, you should know that it opens in late summer, so plan accordingly.

Parc Glynllifon

Dot Potter / Weir at Glynllifon Country Park

While I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting this park, but I’ve heard good things about it.

People that travel with their pets will be thrilled after learning that they can take their dog to one of the official walks through the park, provided, of course, the dog has a lead and you clean up after it.

Apart from exploring the wildland, you can also visit the Black Cat café and Andra shop and gallery, a shop that provides visitors with homemade Welsh gifts and homeware.

Palas Print

This location is aimed at book lovers everywhere. It combines selections from English and Welsh writers, and you can even purchase audiobooks on CDs, though some would say that it’s a bit outdated. It is also a place where the local book lovers meet for clubs and recitals.