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Things to do on the Llŷn Peninsula

Posted: 04.07.23 / in North Wales

The Llŷn Peninsula, located in northwest Wales, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Here are some things you can do on the Llŷn Peninsula..

  1. Explore Coastal Towns: Visit charming coastal towns like Abersoch, Pwllheli, and Criccieth. These towns offer beautiful beaches, picturesque harbors, and delightful shops and restaurants.
  2. Enjoy Beaches: The Llŷn Peninsula is known for its stunning beaches. Spend a day relaxing or engaging in water activities at popular spots like Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth), Porth Oer (Whistling Sands), and Porthor.
  3. Walk the Wales Coast Path: The Wales Coast Path runs along the Llŷn Peninsula, offering breathtaking coastal views. Embark on a scenic hike and discover hidden coves, dramatic cliffs, and wildlife-rich areas.
  4. Visit Bardsey Island: Take a boat trip to Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) off the Llŷn Peninsula's western tip. This small island has a fascinating history, abundant wildlife, and serene walking trails.
  5. Explore Castles: Discover the region's historical heritage by visiting medieval castles like Criccieth Castle and Caernarfon Castle. These impressive fortifications offer insight into Wales' rich past.
  6. Discover Nant Gwrtheyrn: Visit Nant Gwrtheyrn, a former quarrying village turned Welsh language and heritage center. Explore the beautiful surroundings, learn about Welsh culture, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
  7. Try Watersports: With its stunning coastline and favorable conditions, the Llŷn Peninsula is a great place for watersports. Engage in activities like sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding.
  8. Sample Local Cuisine: Savor the flavors of the region by trying traditional Welsh dishes. Visit local pubs and restaurants to taste specialties like Welsh lamb, bara brith (fruit loaf), and Welsh cakes.
  9. Explore the Llŷn Coastal Path: This walking trail follows the coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula and offers fantastic views. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike along various sections of the path.
  10. Visit Plas yn Rhiw: Explore the beautiful gardens and historic house of Plas yn Rhiw, a National Trust property. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings, take in the scenic views, and learn about the property's fascinating history.

Remember to check local guidelines and restrictions, as well as any specific opening times or availability, before planning your visit to ensure the best experience possible.

You can also check with our Sanctuary reception for any suggestions and places to visit.