The Llŷn Peninsula




The Llŷn Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful, uncrowded beaches, and is a fabulous area for walking, exploring old pilgrimage routes, looking at birds, just being in a peaceful lovely place.









The great castles of Caernarfon, Criccieth and Harlech are just down the coast.





From the age of steam rather than stone, the area offers two of the best steam narrow gauge railway lines in Britain – the Welsh Highland Railway which runs from Caernarfon, and the Ffestiniog Railway, based in Porthmadog, are both only a short journey away.






We are within striking distance of the wonderful gardens at Portmeirion and Plas Brondanw and the world-famous plant nursery Crûg Farm Plants; Bodnant is about an hour’s drive away. The newly-restored beautiful garden at Plas Cadnant is just across the Menai Strait on Anglesey.







Walking & Climbing


45 minutes driving takes you to Snowdonia for climbing and walking.   In addition the National Trust’s Wales Coast Path takes a route almost completely round the Llŷn Peninsula.   Their new hub at Porth-y-Swnt in Aberdaron tells you the story of the Peninsula and can point you in lots of different directions.

"Being a walker this place provided me with the combination of hills, coastal walks and a lovely woodland walk right here on the doorstep.   Don’t make the mistake I did and leave until the last day to discover it!"

Hazel [Edinburgh]





The Llŷn Peninsula is home to three golf courses and there are at least three others in striking distance.   Most of them offer visitor packages


Abersoch Designed in 1908 by 6 times open champion Harry Vardon,. Abersoch offers a 60-acre golf course adjoining the beach and is a combination of the best of parkland and links golf with breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia.

Nefyn   Founded in 1907 and extended in 1920 by James Braid and JH Taylor, there are few holes in world golf that match some of the holes on the Peninsula Course here.   This is a spectacular 26-hole course built on a rocky promontory jutting out into the sea, and is widely regarded as the most beautiful in Wales. You can ‘see the sea from every tee’.

Pwllheli Founded in 1900 this links/parkland course contains a lovely combination of both parkland and links holes. Designed by Tom Morris, the original 9 holes are laid out through sand dunes. James Braid then added a further 9 holes.





Historic Houses 

The National Trust owns some of the best historic houses in the area, ranging from the nearby tiny but delightful Plas yn Rhiw to the hugely impressive Penrhyn Castle at Bangor or the more charming Plas Newydd with its beautiful grounds laid out by Humphry Repton just across the Menai Strait on Anglesey




Sailing & Water Sports


We are close to Abersoch (4 miles) so handy for sailing and other water-related sports - has an excellent Virtual Guide to the village and what it has to offer.





With nearly 100 miles of coastline stretching around three sides of the peninsula, you are never far from the sea on the Llyn Peninsula, and of course many glorious beaches! The south coast of Llyn is often referred to as the Welsh Riviera, with its long sandy beaches and calm seas. The north and western coasts are more rugged, with towering cliffs, offshore islands, long bays and hidden coves. With all this diversity, there is bound to be a beach that suits exactly what you want. 





A great day out on peaceful lanes and heath land tracks, visiting quiet coves, sandy beaches and places of interest including views of Bardsey Island.

Bettina Harden
Tel: 01758 730 610
Nanhoron, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8DL



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