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Discover Harlech and Picnic at Sunset

Published on 12 Sep 2022 by Amy Greenwood

A world heritage site, beautiful sands stretching for miles, amazing Welsh food and the steepest street in the UK. What more could you ask for? Visit Harlech on your next holiday…. 

Galeri Harlech

20 minutes drive from Porthmadog and you will find the small town of Harlech with a renaissance of its high street. Hosting Harlech Castle – World Heritage Site, sitting proudly upon the hill guiding you towards Harlech. In contrast to a lot of bigger towns high streets, Harlech’s small small high street is filled with local shops, art work from Galeri Harlech, Cae Du, selling a range of fabrics, a huge selection of lampshades from Lotis Lampshades, lovely gifts from the Two Black Sheep, Antiques, wool and crafts and traditional Welsh gift shops. Try some Welsh food at The Old Cheese Market, and eateries, Caffi Castell in Harlech Castle and Caffi Llew Glas in the square, just to mention a few! Then if you still have the energy you have to attempt Ffordd Pen Llech, the steepest street in the Uk and the 4 miles of glorious stretching sands!

Cae Du

Whether you drive to Harlech or come by foot along the Welsh coastal path, the locals will tell you the one thing to do is picnic on the beach at sunset. 

Just 2 minutes walk from the castle you’ll find Y Groser Harlech, a small independent grocers and delicatessen, which prides itself on selling the best of Welsh produce, particularly from North Wales! Looking for picnic food, or gifts to take home? They’ve got you covered! 

The delicatessen hosts a range of delicious Welsh cold meats, artisan cheeses, award winning pork pies from Edwards in Conwy, Blas ar Fwyd salads and quiches, dips and sauces from Dylans, the list goes on! A perfect selection for any picnic. Grab a loaf of freshly baked bread, some local crackers, chutneys and grapes, then all you’ll need is something to wash it all down with.. 

Discover Harlech and picnic at sunset 

Y Grocer Harlech also offers a wide range of local ales & lagers from Snowdon Craft Brewery & Purple Moose, plus wines and a wide range of spirits. Try a Blue Slate Gin, Anglesey Rum or the multi award winning cold brew coffee, the Anglesey-crafted coffee liqueur. 

Adrian and Gary, owners of Y Groser Harlech are constantly updating stock to show the range that North Wales has to offer, talking to independent local suppliers and constantly looking at new products that will tantalise customers’ taste buds. 

Suppliers include: 

Award winning Pork Pies from Edwards of Conwy 

Caws Cenarth Cheese – Lancych 

Blas ar Fwyd – Llanrwst 

Halen Mon – Anglesey 

Snowdon Craft Brewery – Colwyn Bay 

Purple Moose Brewery – Porthmadog 

Ffa Da Coffee – Llandanwg 

Blue Slate Gin handcrafted in Bala

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