There’s so much to see and do…


The Llŷn Peninsula…the Cambrian Coast…Snowdonia…Criccieth!

Will you have enough time to see it all?

You might just have to come back…

We’ve been coming to Criccieth and the surrounding area for decades, and we’ve got some favourites we’d love to share with you. We’ve also thrown in a few links for some extra inspiration.

Our Picks

Big Food & Pubs


Cafés, Cakes & Cocktails


Other useful links

snowdonia train travelling with mountain backdrop

Discover Wales by Train

This website is a great summary of all the train lines - big and small - that can take you all over Wales. Check out the pages on the Cambrian Line, the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway.
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walking by a welsh lake

Explore Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is right on our doorstep. In fact, you can see it from the bay windows. Well worth a visit because there is something for everyone and every time of the year. Scenic rail, walking and hiking, quaint villages.
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criccieth castle from above

Criccieth: A Weekend Itinerary

Coast Magazine has done the hard work for us, inspiring a glorious weekend in Criccieth. We love our seaside retreat, and we hope this helps you get the most out of your stay.
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vintage criccieth seaside poster

Criccieth & Cambrian House: A Brief History

In the hallway of Cambrian House, you’ll find a framed glass bottle and census dating from 1890. This is the first time Cambrian House, and its first owner, Mr John Rowlands, appeared in written records. Well, Mr Rowland was 60 years old when he moved in, so perhaps not the first time he was mentioned. Mr Rowlands was born in Criccieth in the 1830s. He lived in Cambrian House with his wife Catherine and their niece Miss Lewis.

And the bottle? Well that was what Mr Rowland did for a living. He was a soda water manufacturer. He sourced the cleverly branded bottle (take a closer look) from a supplier in the North East of England. And inside each bottle, was a glass marble. When the bottle was filled with soda water, the marble would seal the bottle, trapping and preserving the bubbles inside. We thought that was rather clever.