A guide to the Llyn Peninsula from our Best of Wales expert
Here at Best of Wales we are passionate about our country and each member of staff has their favourite place to visit, whether its their home town or a childhood seaside holiday destination. And over the next few months we are going to be bringing you a guide to Wales from our Best of Wales area experts, starting with Anna one of our Customer Service Operators, who is going to tell you all about the Llyn Peninsula and her top 5 places to visit.
Anna’s top 5 places to visit in the Llyn Peninsula:
1. Take a day trip to Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli in Welsh) –
Bardsey Island is about 2 miles across the Bardsey Sound and the island is 1.5 miles long and just over half a mile across. The island is a designated National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is part of the Llyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the Summer you can head to Bardsey Island for a day trip by boat from Porth Meudwy and savour the magic of this island for yourself.
2. Head to the Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen
Voted third best beach bar in the World, a visit to the Llyn Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Ty Coch Inn. Only accessible by foot, you can head to this beautiful spot by walking through the golf course or along the beach (depending on the tide). Sit on the wall enjoying a drink gazing at the most beautiful view you will ever witness (in my opinion).
3. Visit Aberdaron
A beautiful little fishing village at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula, head here to enjoy a quaint village experience. Head to one of the oldest buildings in Aberdaron which is now a cafe – Y Gegin Fawr – which was built around 1300. Another must visit is Mynydd Mawr, the high headland on the most Western point of the Llyn Peninsula gives you a great view of Bardsey Island.
4. Enjoy Cadwalader’s Ice Cream in Criccieth
Head to the seaside town of Criccieth and visit the castle, which is such a prominent part of the towns landscape. After a walk to the castle sample some Cadwalader’s ice cream, made in Criccieth since 1927.
5. Head to the beach at Abersoch
Abersoch is a popular destination for water sports and has a sailing and water sports centre. Head to the beach or hit the shops as Abersoch has a great shopping and eating scene. In July Abersoch also becomes the home to Europe’s largest wakeboard and music festival, something worth experiencing.
Having read Anna’s top 5 places to visit why not take a look at a selection of Llyn Peninsula cottages and make this the destination of choice for 2015.