Exploring Harlech


To the mid-west of Snowdonia National Park lies Harlech, a charming town rich in history and dramatic views, bursting with things to see and do. This understated Welsh seaside town is anything short of idyllic. With quirky boutique shops, quaint cottages and a friendly atmosphere, Harlech is a quintessential seaside town in Wales.

One of Harlech’s greatest features is Harlech Castle which stands proudly looking over the beach. It is built atop a craggy hill which only adds to the grandeur of this impressive building. This UNESCO world heritage site has been the site of great battles in centuries past, yet it still stands tall as a Grade 1 listed building. The alternative Welsh national anthem, Men of Harlech, comes from the tales of wars and sieges here. This is a Welsh Castle worth the visit for both its imposing looks and the history just waiting to be explored.

Another breath-taking sight in Harlech is The Royal St David’s Golf club. The panoramic coastal views here are unparalleled. Enjoy looking out across Cardigan Bay as you play your round of golf and be sure to remember your camera because the seascape here is more than photo worthy.


Llanfair Slate Caverns

Harlech is also a great base for adventure holidays in Wales. The Llanfair Slate Caverns is a great day out for the whole family and is ideal for those wanting to explore! You will head down into historic slate mines, so old in fact the slate is some of the oldest in the world and explore tunnels under the mountains. To add more drama to this exciting exploration, the caves are only lit by candlelight! Once you have finished your underground adventure, you will emerge from the caves and be greeted by the superb views of Cardigan Bay and Preseli mountains.

Ice Cream

Holidays in Wales are not complete without an ice cream! Luckily for Min-Y-Don holiday home owners, one of the best ice cream parlours in Wales is in Harlech. Hufenfa ‘r’ Castell award winning, homemade ice cream to locals and visitors alike through April to October each year.