The Llŷn Peninsula extends 30 miles into the Irish Sea from north west Wales, south west of the Isle of Anglesey. It is part of the historic county of Caernarfonshire, and historic region and local authority area of Gwynedd.
The Sanctuary is perfectly positioned right in the centre of the Peninsula, surrounded by the sea on both sides, just between Pwllheli Harbour (10 mins drive) and Porth Nefyn (6 minutes drive).
Whichever way you travel from The Sanctuary you’ll find wonders of Wales that will amaze and delight you! Journey north to Caernarfon and discover one of the country’s finest castles; from here, you’re within reach of Anglesey - and Holyhead for a quick and easy trip to Ireland.
Further along the coast are the celebrated resort of Llandudno - whilst if it’s wide- open spaces you’re after, westwards of The Sanctuary lies the mountainous massif of Snowdonia, where there’s walking, climbing and mountain-biking to complement or challenge every ability.
If you follow the wide southward curve of Cardigan Bay, you’ll find yet more magnificent castles at Criccieth and Harlech, as well as the bustling town of Porthmadog, and some of the most unpopulated upland landscapes in the whole country, where getting away from it all couldn’t be easier!