Llŷn Peninsula attractions

Top Choice Village in Porthmadog

Portmeirion Village

Set on its own tranquil peninsula reaching into the estuary, this fantastical collection of colourful buildings with a heavy Italian influence was masterminded by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Starting …
Top Choice Area in Aberdaron

Braich-y-Pwll

The rugged, ethereally beautiful extremity of the Llŷn Peninsula is where medieval pilgrims set off to reach the holy island of Bardsey; one glimpse of their destination, rising out of the gunmetal-grey sea beyond t…
Gallery in Llanbedrog

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

A diverse collection of work by contemporary Welsh artists – all available for purchase – is only part of the attraction of Wales's oldest gallery. It's worth visiting just to gape at the flamboyant Victorian Gothic…
Church in Aberdaron

St Hywyn's Church

Stoically positioned above a pebbly beach, St Hywyn's Church has a left half dating from 1100 and a right half that was added 400 years later to accommodate pilgrims. Inside there's information about local history; …
Beach in Morfa Nefyn

Porth Dinllaen

Porth Dinllaen is on a tiny thumb of land jutting north into the Irish Sea from Morfa Nefyn. Offering a lovely, sheltered beach, today it is owned in its entirety by the National Trust, which maintains a small infor…
Museum in Criccieth

Lloyd George Museum

Tiny Llanystumdwy, 1.5 miles west of Criccieth, was the boyhood home of David Lloyd George. The video, photos, posters and personal effects at the museum introduce the fiery orator and ladies' man who was largely re…
Church in Pistyll

St Beuno's Church

St Beuno (died 640) was to North Wales what St David was to the Welsh south (another St Beuno's sits further up the coast at Clynnog Fawr, where his religious community was based). This tiny stone church's slate roo…
Castle in Criccieth

Criccieth Castle

Ruined Criccieth Castle, perched on the seafront's most prominent headland, offers views stretching along the peninsula's southern coast and across Tremadog Bay to Harlech. Constructed by Welsh prince Llywelyn the G…
House in Pwllheli

Penarth Fawr

Surrounded by stone farm buildings that time forgot, Penarth Fawr is a 15th-century manor that has somehow survived into the 21st century. Basically one large hall with an open hearth, stone flagging and a roof stil…
Historic Building in Aberdaron

Plas-yn-Rhiw

The three Keating sisters, Eileen, Lorna and Honora, came to the rescue of this little decaying 17th-century manor house in the 1930s and '40s. The lush gardens provide a sharp contrast to the surrounding moorland a…