The Lleyn Peninsula

The Lleyn Peninsula to the west of Snowdonia has some spectacular coastal scenery, and much more.....

Bardsey IslandCriccieth Castle
  • Criccieth Castle (CADW) - dramatically located on rocky peninsula.
  • Lloyd George Memorial Museum, Llanystumdwy - boyhood home of the politician David Lloyd George.
  • Plas yn Rhiw (NT) , Rhiw nr Pwllheli - 16th century small manor house
  • Bardsey Island - former site of religious pilgrimage (20,000 saints are buried there). Now a nature reserve.
  • Water Sports
    • Surfing - especially Abersoch and Aberdaron.
    • Sailing - everywhere, especially Pwllheli and Abersoch.
  • Birdwatching - dramatic cliffs are home to the rare chough, as well as peregrine, raven and colonies of auks.
  • Beaches - numerous sandy beaches, including: Criccieth, Pwllheli, Abersoch, Porth Neigwl, Aberdaron, Whistling Sands (the sands whistle underfoot on a dry day!), Nefyn.

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