Hiking Holidays: Lleyn Peninsula
Your walking holiday begins at Bangor or Caernarfon on the Menai Straits and heads out about as far west as the Welsh mainland can take you. At Aberdaron, the trail returns along the southern coastline of sandy Cardigan Bay to Porthmadog. The Llŷn Coastal Path is not entirely a coastal walk, inland hills ascend with stunning views in all directions - west to the Irish coast, east to Snowdonia, north to Anglesey and south to Ynys Enlli, with a magical view of the holy island of Bardsey.
The walk features a fascinating amount of history found in few other places in Britain: 12C coastal castles of Edward I at Caernarfon and Criccieth, Britain’s largest Iron age hill forts, notwithstanding the many unusual 6C Celtic churches along the trail.
At Llanystumdwy, you can visit the birthplace of Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Britain during WW1 and at nearby Tremadoc, the birthplace of TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
There is also the option of taking a steam train between Porthmadog and Caernarfon, find out more here - http://www.festrail.co.uk/index.htm
For more information or advice on walking the Llŷn Coastal Coast Path, please call our walk team who will be more than delighted to help you with your holiday.
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