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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.

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Harlech Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

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4 of 5
I’ll start with the bad points, the hot water system is rubbish and the shower is not great either. Could do with hotter hot water and better water pressure. It’s a bit of a pain to get to with very tight one car width roads. The roads are tarmac’d so you’re not driving through a bog but all the same, they are a pain. Now to the good points... Well, I really liked the cottage. It was clean, it had this really charming log burner fire, I loved the spiral staircase although you have to be careful using it! The bed mattress is very comfortable. Finally, because it’s quite remote it’s nice and quiet and there’s a field out the back with ponies in which neigh away each morning. It’s a peaceful sound to wake up too. Overall, I’d highly recommend and I’d definitely go back again. Oh and if you do go, don’t be clever and ignore the owners advice about not using a sat nav to find the cottage. That is a very bad idea trust me! Use the owners directions instead. That wrong turn the sat nav took me on had me worried!! Lol.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Idyllic

5 of 5
Lovely cottage, well equipped, beautiful part of the country. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017