Things to Do
Here are some details of some suggested things to do, to assist you to plan your stay with us.
There are loads of things for children to do. There are castles to visit at Criccieth, Caernarfon and Harlech where they can sample some authentic medieval atmosphere. There are bikes to hire, horses to ride, windsurfing to learn, coasteering to take part in ......the list is endless!
A choice of sandy beaches – what more could a child want?! Paddling, swimming, surfing, sailing, are all activities available on the Peninsula.
Horse riding, boat trips, cycling are all ways a child can enjoy the beautiful countryside.
If the children fancy a change, why not visit Glasfryn Park and they can try their hand at ten pin bowling or go-karting. The Park also offers off-road quad biking and a soft play area for toddlers. Gypsy Wood and the Greenwood Forest Park near Caernarfon are good days out for the family and there is the Snowdonia Rope Centre at Llanberis for the more adventurous.
The Llyn Peninsula beaches are famous for their breathtaking beauty - you will surely be spoilt for choice here! Here are some of the most well known .....
There is a glorious sandy beach at Aberdaron, with two small islands nestling in the bay. This picturesque village has little shops and cafes for you to enjoy, as well as St Hywyn's church with it's link to the well known poet R.S.Thomas,
Hell's Mouth Bay "Porth Neigwl"
Hell's Mouth is four miles long and is very popular with windsurfers from all over the UK. The beach is overlooked by steep clay cliffs and there is a rocky headland at each end. The miles of clean sand and sea are perfect for surfing, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, kitesurfing, kite flying and wake-boarding.
Abersoch is a very popular village seaside resort. You will find more than one great beach here with shops and restaurants to visit. Water sports feature prominently here and there is room for the novice as well as the experienced sailor in Abersoch.
Porthdinllaen is a National Trust beach. It’s a fabulous spot, with golden sands, rockpools and spectactacular views over to the Rivals. It has a rich and interesting history that includes ship building, fishing and smuggling. The Porthdinllaen lifeboat station is situated in a small cove just beyond the bay - perfect for a picnic!
Nefyn is a quiet seaside town with a proud maritime history. The beach here is sheltered and safe - come and sit here and enjoy the view towards the Rivals, three mountains set side by side.
Whistling Sands (Porth Oer) is a National Trust managed beach and it is a beautiful piece of unspoilt coastline. There is a car park and a road down to the beach which boasts a small cafe cum beach shop.
This is not one of the well known beaches but we think it's pretty spectacular. It is completely unspoilt and a walk there is truly good for the soul.
Nefyn and District Golf Club is a 26 hole championship golf course which has a a view of the sea from every tee. It is a golf course that can be enjoyed by golfers of every standard.
Abersoch Golf Course is an 18 hole course with a mixture of both links and parkland, with wonderful views overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia mountain range. The unique microclimate offers golf 365 days a year.
At Pen-y-Berth there is a good all weather golf facility, suitable for beginners and experienced golfers wishing to improve their swing.
Criccieth Golf Course overlooks scenic Criccieth Castle. The 9 hole course has the distinction of having three 20th century Prime Ministers play the course on the same day - Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Andrew Bonar Law.
Pwllheli Golf Course is an 18 hole course which includes both links and parkland holes. From its situation on the south coast, the course has unrivalled views of Snowdonia over Cardigan Bay.
The perfect location to explore the newly opened Llyn Coastal Path
Bring your friends, family or your walking club/society to stay at Carrog Farm Cottages and enjoy the Llyn Coastal Path. Stay a week or ten days at Llwynfor and walk the whole 84 miles or take a short break and choose specific parts of the path which may be of interest to you. Bring your dog with you – we welcome pets at Llwynfor.
The Llyn Coastal Path is 84 miles long. It starts at Caernarfon and takes your right round the coastline of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula ending at Porthmadog. The coastal path has some of the most spectacular views in Wales. Snowdonia meets the Llyn Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the Irish Sea!! Spot the bottle nosed dolphins and Atlantic grey seals or do a bit of bird watching! Bring your binoculars – you might see a chough or two!
The majority of the route is public footpaths, quiet country lanes and beaches. Sometimes the path goes inland, on higher ground – there are a few steep climbs.
The coastal path is based on an ancient pilgrimage route to Bardsey Island, a tranquil and peaceful island off the tip of the Peninsula, a place steeped in history and traditions. Why not take a boat trip to Bardsey to end your holiday in style?!
Take a break from walking to sample some of the other sights and attractions of the area, eg:
- Caernarfon Castle – architecturally the most magnificent castle in Wales.
- Glynllifon – once the large estate and mansion of the Newborough family who made their fortune from slate – now a beautiful country park with woodland paths and café.
- Caer Arianrhod – seen at low tide at the beach at Dinas Dinlle, a kilometre from shore and said to be the castle of one of the legendary characters of the Mabinogi.
- Nant Gwrtheyrn – once a quarry village cut off from the rest of the peninsula by a steep climb, now a Welsh language and culture centre.
- Porthdinllaen – a beautiful beach with its’ seaside pub the Ty Coch Inn. Enjoy a drink on the beach!
- Porthoer or Whistling Sands – a beach where the sand actually does whistle while you walk!
- Plas yn Rhiw – the old home of the Keating sisters, now owned by the National Trust. Enjoy the house and the spectacular gardens sheltering fromthe prevailing winds from Hells’ Mouth (a surfers paradise).
- Cilan – the headland with spectacular coastal views.
- Cricieth Castle – this is the furthest West ventured by the English to subdue the Welsh in days gone by. The castle was left in ruins by Owain Glyndwr and his men in the fourteenth century.
- Llanystumdwy – birthplace of David Lloyd George – take time to visit his grave and the museum dedicated to his life and work.
Llyn Costal Map - click here
The Cambrian Coast railway runs from Pwllheli to Aberystwyth giving you the opportunity to see the wonderful coastline from a different perspective.
The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways narrow-gauge steam railway link between Caernarfon and Beddgelert is now open and travels through beautiful countryside in a leisurly manner.
For those of you with a good head for heights, the Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you right to the top of Mount Snowdon – all 3,560 ft of it! The new Hafod Eryri visitor centre on the summit will provide a welcome cup of coffee as you marvel at the view.
Plas yn Rhiw has a pretty organic garden nestling at the foot of Mynydd Rhiw Mountain. It has superb views of Hell's Mouth Bay and the garden is divided into rooms hedged with cherry laurel and bay which gives protection from the sea winds.
At Portmeirion there are woodland gardens, sub-tropical plants, giant yuccas, palms, tree ferns as well as formal borders for you to see. If it all looks rather familiar, it probably is as Portmeirion has served as a location for films and television shows, the most famous being The Prisoner.
Plas Tan Y Blwch is a 13 acre picturesque Victorian garden that overlooks the small village of Maentwrog. The higher parts of the gardens have formal terraces and a water garden. There is also a Japanese garden, rhododendron and azalea walks, a fern nursery and a wildlife garden. and exotic plants, ornamental shrubs and coniferous trees.
Go on a boat trip to the mythical island of Bardsey off the Aberdaron coast. Reputedly the resting place of twenty thousand saints – enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful island. A haven for wildlife – see the grey seals and the amazing variety of wild birds including the Manx shearwater.