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Harlech, Wales, United Kingdom
28 May — 29 May2
Harlech, Wales, United Kingdom
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Harlech. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 21 May 2024.
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
C$ 114 - C$ 247
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Harlech

Famed for its landmark castle built by Edward I, Harlech is a charming seaside resort town in northern Wales. Backed by the peaks of Snowdonia National Park, it boasts a spectacular stretch of sand featuring protected dunes and a wrecked World War II fighter aircraft known as the “Maid of Harlech”.

Things to do in Harlech

Dominating Harlech is a medieval fortification that was built atop a rocky spur during Edward I’s 13th-century invasion of Wales. Constructed from grey sandstone, it is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step across the “floating” footbridge to admire the castle’s massive gatehouse, then soak up the coastal views from the ramparts.

Stretching along the length of Harlech is a golden sweep of sand, which has been identified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its grassy dunes. Splash around in the shallow waters or enjoy a walk on the beach to see the Lockheed P-38 Lighting aircraft that came down here in 1942. Nestled just behind the dunes is Royal St. David’s Golf Club, which is considered one of Britain’s finest links courses.

A short drive south of Harlech is the Llanfair Slate Caverns where some of the oldest slates in the world can be found. On self-guided tours, you can descend “Jacob’s Ladder” to wander through the tunnels and chambers while keeping an eye out for old drilling holes. When you emerge from the caverns, you’re greeted by stunning views across Cardigan Bay.

Getting around Harlech

Harlech is around 1.5 hours drive from Aberystwyth and 3.5 hours from Cardiff. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just over two hours away and has flights to destinations across Europe. Trains connect along the Cambrian Coast Line to the Harlech railway station while the centre of Harlech can easily be explored on foot.

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  • What are the best hotels in Harlech?

    244 reviews rated Y Branwen Hotel with an average score of 7.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Castle View Guest House, which received a rating of 9.2/10 from 76 reviews. Byrdir House could also be a good option, with a score of 9.2/10 from 285 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Harlech Castle?

    With a rating of 7.7/10 from 244 reviews, Y Branwen Hotel is a hotel close to Harlech Castle that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

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