Criccieth (Welsh: Cricieth) is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. The town lies 5 miles (8 km) west of Porthmadog, 9 miles (14 km) east of Pwllheli and 17 miles (27 km) south of Caernarfon. It has a population of 1,826.
The town is a seaside resort, popular with families. Attractions include the ruins of Criccieth Castle, which have extensive views over the town and surrounding countryside. Nearby on Ffordd Castell is Cadwalader's Ice Cream Parlour, opened in 1927, whilst Stryd Fawr has several bistro style restaurants. In the centre lies Y Maes, part of the original medieval town common.
The town is noted for its fairs, held on 23 May and 29 June every year, when large numbers of people visit the fairground itself and the market which spreads through many of the streets of the town.
Famous people associated with the town include the British prime minister, David Lloyd George, who grew up in the nearby village of Llanystumdwy, and poet William George. Group Captain Leslie Bonnet, RAF officer, writer and originator of the Welsh Harlequin Duck and his wife Joan Hutt, artist both lived at Ymwlch just outside Criccieth from 1949 until their deaths in 1985.
Criccieth hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1975 and in 2003 was granted Fairtrade Town status. It won the Wales in Bloom competition each year from 1999 to 2004.
The town styles itself The Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia.
Local authority: Gwynedd Council
OS Grid Reference: SH497378
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Phone 01766 512981
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A Victorian seafront bed and breakfast, Seaspray Guest House is just 2 minutes’ walk from the 13th-century Criccieth Castle. Enjoying picturesque views across Cardigan Bay, this guest house provides a full English breakfast. Details...
Directly on the seafront, Awel Mor is located in Criccieth. Free parking is available along the road or in the nearby public car park. Criccieth Castle is just 800 metres away. Each room offers a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Details...
Situated in picturesque North Wales, opposite Criccieth Castle and overlooking Cardigan Bay, this B&B is just 200 metres from the sea. It has free Wi-Fi throughout, and there is free parking available nearby. Details...
With magnificent views towards the sea and the old medieval hilltop castle, this atmospheric hotel is situated on the High Street in the centre of town. Criccieth Rail Station is only 2 minutes’ walk from the building. Details...
With stunning views across Snowdonia, The Lion Hotel is situated in the heart of Criccieth. The charming hotel offers home-cooked food, free Wi-Fi, free parking and a stylish bar. Details...
With views over the beach, Tremadog Bay and towards the ruins of Criccieth Castle, Caerwylan Hotel is situated 10 minutes’ drive from the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Details...
Seaside is spread over the top three floors of a four storey town house next to the beach in Criccieth. The cottage sleeps ten people and has a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite, two twin rooms, a family bedroom and two family bathrooms. Details...
Min Y Traeth is a lovely, detached cottage situated in the centre of the village of Criccieth, and enjoys lovely sea, beach and castle views. The cottage can sleep six people in three bedrooms, one double, with an en-suite shower room and two twin bedrooms. Details...
The Auction House is a unique apartment, set over two floors in the heart of Criccieth town on the Llyn Peninsula. This wonderful apartment, full of character offers accommodation for eleven people in five bedrooms, consisting of one second floor king-size double with en-suite basin and thunderbox WC, a second floor twin, a first floor king-size double, a first floor twin and a first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite slipper bath and shower cubicle. Details...
Garden Cottage is a cosy, character cottage which adjoins the owner?s home, centrally located in the pretty seaside village of Criccieth and sleeping four people. Details...
Seibiant is a cottage situated in Criccieth, near to the popular and picturesque walking area of Snowdonia National Park. The cottage sleeps seven people and has one king-size double, one twin with en-suite and one small single, a bathroom, fitted kitchen, sitting room with dining area and a double sofa bed, reading room and a utility room. Details...
Twll y Cae is a delightful ground floor detached cottage in the small North Wales village of Pentrefelin. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, a single room, a bathroom and a shower room. Details...