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Our Top 5 cottages for visiting castles in North Wales

Published on 21 Aug 2023 by Amy Greenwood

Visiting our beautiful heritage attractions – especially our atmospheric medieval castles – is one of the great pleasures of spending time in North Wales.

The sense of drama and history, and of walking in the footsteps as those who have gone before, is captivating. Losing yourself in the whispers of history – even if you slightly mishear them – is totally absorbing. It’s something that we love to do.

North Wales is famous for its castles: we have some of the most magnificent – and best-preserved – medieval fortresses in the world. They sit proud and strong, looking out over towns, hillsides, coastlines, and valleys. 

Our castles come in all shapes and sizes, from converted manor houses to weathered stone keeps and medieval ruins. The UNESCO World Heritage sites at Conwy, Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Harlech stand apart from the crowd as arguably the most famous, and perhaps most beautiful, castles in the country.

So next time you’re visiting North Wales, why not take a few hours to wander, and see where your imagination takes you. Take a look at our top 5 holiday cottages for exploring castles in North Wales.


HARLECH HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS | SARN-BADRIG

HARLECH HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS | SARN-BADRIG

Sleeps 8 | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire

Location, location, location! If you’re looking to spend your holiday in a beautiful coastal property then this historic Harlech holiday cottage with spectacular views could be the one. Originally built by the Bournville chocolate company for employee holidays, Sarn Badrig sits at the southern end of Harlech’s four mile long sandy beach and enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted sea views and direct access to the beach via a path at the bottom of the garden.


TWO BEDROOM TRADITIONAL FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS | BRYN-MAWR

TWO BEDROOM TRADITIONAL FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS | BRYN-MAWR

Sleeps 4 | Near Beach | Real Fire | Farm Stay

This two bedroom traditional farm holiday cottage with outstanding views is based in a rural setting, with great access to the nearby coastline and mountains. Situated on a working farm, the single-storey cottage with thick stone walls is set in a quiet and private location.


BEAUTIFUL MANOR HOUSE NEAR BEAUMARIS ON ANGLESEY | PLAS-CICHLE-BEAUMARIS

BEAUTIFUL MANOR HOUSE NEAR BEAUMARIS ON ANGLESEY | PLAS-CICHLE-BEAUMARIS

Sleeps 12 | Dog Friendly | Near Beach | Real Fire | Farm Stay | Large Cottage

This beautiful manor house near Beaumaris on Anglesey is welcoming and luxurious – perfect for special get-togethers, memorable holidays, and celebrations. It sleeps up to 12 guests, and well-behaved pets are also welcome.


BOUTIQUE THREE BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CONWY | TY-TWR

BOUTIQUE THREE BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN CONWY | TY-TWR

Sleeps 6 | Nr Pub

For a stay in the heart of a medieval town, this boutique three bedroom holiday cottage in Conwy is the ideal accommodation option to explore this fantastic area of North Wales. Located within the town walls, Ty-Twr is a fabulous and unique property full of character and original features, only a short walk from the harbour and 13th century Conwy Castle.


LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN A GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY | FICERDY

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN A GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY | FICERDY

Sleeps 6 | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire

Ficerdy is luxury accommodation in a Grade II listed property. As you approach the property, its exterior is impressive with high apex roofs and beautifully restored stonework. The lovely interiors and stunning views make this a fantastic destination holiday cottage.

 
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