Criccieth Travel Guide

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Criccieth Overview

Criccieth, the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia', is located on the southern coast of the Lleyn Peninsula on Cardigan Bay and has the best weather. The long arm of the Lleyn shelters it from the worst of the weather from the west; it also traps the warm waters of the Gulf Stream to create a climate completely different from that of the mountains inland.

Criccieth's existence dates back to early 13th century when the first part of the castle began to take shape. Some years later the castle doubled in size with the addition of another wall and tower. In late 13th century Criccieth castle became a link in the chain of strong castles. For many years the castle has been left to deteriorate. In early 20th century repairs were carried out and the castle was maintained in its present state.

Criccieth did not benefit from seaside tourism at first until the Cambrian Coast Railway line made its first stops at Criccieth. Since that time Criccieth became a favourite holiday resort for many thousands of travellers with its stunning beaches and picturesque views.

Today Criccieth is still an unspoilt seaside town ideal for a restful seaside holiday, and for touring Snowdonia, with Snowdon - the highest peak in England and Wales, only a few miles away.

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