Harlech attractions

Harlech attractions

Lord Harlech foundation stoneHarlech lies in the northwestern county of Gwynedd in North Wales, an area bordered by the Irish Sea with a beautiful coastline and the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heartland. It is a region of craggy mountains with lakes, rivers and waterfalls, dense forests and miles of golden sandy beaches. It is a large county though sparsely populated and has numerous visitor attractions with Portmeirion village, the film set for The Prisoner, Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Talyllyn Railway.

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Attractions Harlech Castle, Harlech Tel: 01766 780552. Harlech Castle is built on a rocky outcrop, gazing out over the land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward1 built it in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role. A long siege here during the Wars of the Roses inspired the stirring song "Men of Harlech". Location: In the centre of Harlech.

Harlech Castle
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Attractions Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway, Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2EX. Tel: 01341 250362. The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway extends two and a half miles between Fairbourne Village and Penrhyn Point where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch Gauge track. www.fairbournerailway.com. About 10 miles south of Harlech.

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway

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Attractions Llanfair Slate Caverns, Harlech, Gwynedd. The entry to this old but important slate mine is through the main tunnel, under the twin arches of the crypt and into the lofty cathedral cavern. The tunnels and caverns are all man made and over a 100 years old (the miners had only candles for lighting). The slate in this mine is among the oldest in the world, and many industrial towns of Britain and Ireland have the original roofs of Llanfair slate. As you emerge from the caverns, you face the breath-taking view of Cardigan Bay, from the Preseli mountains in the south to the Lleyn peninsular in the north. www.llanfairslatecaverns.co.uk. On the outskirts of Harlech.

Llanfair Slate Caverns

Attractions Better Tours, Milbank, Presteigne, Powys. Tel: 01544260493. Castles of Wales Tour. BETTER TRAVEL is pleased to offer you, the discerning traveller, the opportunity to visit in four days a few of the classical Castles of South, Mid, West and North Wales. With names as famous as Carreg Cennen and Caerphilly, Chepstow, Caernafon, Beaumaris, Conwy or Lamphey Bishops Palace and Carew, these treasured ruins of the dark and middle ages are familiar to both residents and visitors alike. www.better-travel.co.uk. Location: Tour of the Castles of Wales.

Castles of Wales Tour

Attractions Harlech Pottery, Hen Clogwyn Pentre'r Efail, Harlech, Gwynedd LL46 2YG. Tel: 01766780501. In the centre of Harlech.

Harlech Pottery

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