Like many cities in the world, Caernarfon has a lot to offer in terms of sites and places to go and have a bit of fun. If you ever stumble upon this town, here are a few things you may want to consider. Fair warning, though, this list is subjective.
If you are a fan of the old castles and buildings, you may enjoy a trip to Caernarfon Castle, a castle that was envisioned in 1283 and built in the 14th century. Curiously enough, it was one of the castled built by Edward I near the end of the war against England. The castle helped establish the place as a town, as the fortification added much-needed protection form the potential enemies. Nowadays, the castle is a marvelous tourist attraction for people of all ages and even features the Legends of the Sky exhibit.
Snowdonia National Park
While you may need to leave Caernafon to visit it, you don’t have to worry, parts of Snowdonia National Park are located in Gwynedd, so the destination isn’t that far away, relatively speaking. The Adventure Capital is the third national park established in the UK and has loads of natural school elements, fun events, and challenges. This is not something you can enjoy in a single day, so plan accordingly.
Beacon Climbing Centre
If you are a fan of indoor climbing, you can’t miss going to the Beacon Climbing Centre. The venue is open every day, save for the 25th and the 26th of December, and you can book a party for family and friends, as well as learn how to climb. It accepts people from the age of 5 up till 80 and hosts birthday parties while providing their patrons with free parking and Wi-Fi. There are also special events throughout the year, so make sure you give it a try if you are feeling adventurous.
Byw’n Iach Arfon
If you are looking for a way to stay fit while exploring Caernarfon, it might interest you to know that there is a fitness centre here. There are fitness classes, the all-weather pitch for those that don’t mind playing footy in the rain and sunshine, racket sports, and even a swimming pool. There is even an opportunity to learn more about health and safety and first aid, though, admittedly, that’s not something you would normally do while on holiday.
Galeri Caernarfon is perfect for art lovers and families looking to unwind. There are nearly countless events and exhibitions, but also film screenings of the latest movie titles, meaning that you can either get culturally enriched or sit back and enjoy a Hollywood blockbuster if you choose to do so. There is also a café bar, though to me it’s more like a real restaurant. The waiters and chefs pay special attention to the dietary requirements of their patrons, though you may need to book early if you hope to get a seat.