Where to stay around Harlech?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 462 holiday lettings near Harlech. From 301 cottages to 92 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Harlech for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harlech?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Harlech. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Harlech Castle: 1,487 holiday lettings
  • Harlech Station: 1,495 holiday lettings
  • Mount Snowdon: 1,622 holiday lettings
  • Barmouth Beach: 1,064 holiday lettings
  • Portmeirion Sands: 1,615 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Harlech listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Harlech?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 301 cottages in Harlech. Our other popular types of Harlech holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Harlech?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Harlech. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Harlech, Wales your home away from home

    Holidaymakers looking for some sea air and bags of history might like to take a trip to the scenic coastal town of Harlech. Located in the North Wales county of Gwynedd, Harlech has excellent dunes and has been designated a National Nature Reserve and site of Specific Scientific Interest. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, holiday cottages, guest houses and B&Bs.

    Things to do on holiday to Harlech, Wales

    This part of North Wales is a great spot for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to travel around and take in the wonderful views of and from Snowdonia National Park, which is about 11 miles from Harlech. The town is on the coast but is within easy reach of other resorts of Mid and North Wales, where many sandy beaches can be found and various water sports can be tried. The National Watersports Centre on the banks of the Menai Strait offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cruising and powerboating.

    Angling is a popular activity in the area with various lakes and rivers nearby as well as offshore fishing. There are a number of places to try rock climbing, abseiling or even head underground with guided tour provided at Betws Y Coed. There are over 60 golf courses in North Wales including world class championship courses at Royal St David’s, which is right on the doorstep of Harlech and Porthmadog Golf Club is just four miles away.

    Harlech has a small selection of eateries such as restaurants, cafes, tea and coffee shops and public houses. There are also some very quaint shops selling local produce and arts and crafts. Bigger shops, department stores and restaurants can be found in Bangor, which is about an hour away via the A5 road.

    Places to visit on holiday to Harlech, Wales

    There are many interesting places to visit in and around Harlech including various national nature reserves with one in Harlech itself. There are many places of outstanding beauty nearby with parks and gardens as well as Portmeirion Village where the TV series the Prisoner was originally filmed, which is just four miles from Harlech. Holidaymakers can also visit numerous historic buildings, galleries and museums including Harlech Castle and Criccieth Castle.

    Weather in Harlech, Wales

    The warmest time of the year to visit North Wales is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 degrees centigrade. The driest months of the year tend to be May and July while November and January is the wettest time of the year with between 90 and 100mm average rainfall per month.

    Travel to Harlech, Wales

    Manchester Airport is approximately 90 minutes from North Wales and serves more domestic destinations than any other UK airport Domestic flights from London are offered by British Airways and BMI. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights to Manchester from Ireland, while many of the major European airlines such as Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly here too. There is a railway station at Harlech with services to and from Shrewsbury, which in turn has services to Cardiff Central and Birmingham International.

    Sightseeing in and around Harlech

    Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Harlech a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Aberglaslyn Pass (9.9 mi / 16 km)
    • Gelert's Grave (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
    • Llyn Dinas (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
    • Watkin Path (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
    • Rhyd Ddu Path (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
    • Miner's Track (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Harlech

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Harlech. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Portmeirion Sands (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
    • Barmouth Beach (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
    • Moel Hebog (10 mi / 16.1 km)
    • Fairbourne Beach (11 mi / 17.6 km)
    • Llyn Dinas (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
    • Cader Idris Mountain (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)