Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Gwynedd

Enjoy the history and other features of Gwynedd. This walkable and relaxing city is well known for its mountain views, hiking and sightseeing. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Gwynedd

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Gwynedd has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gelert's Grave (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Aberglaslyn Pass (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Rhyd Ddu Path (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Watkin Path (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Pyg Track (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Gwynedd

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gwynedd is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moel Hebog (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Portmeirion Sands (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Nefyn Beach (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Llanbedrog Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Mount Snowdon (11 mi / 17.8 km)

How to get to and around Gwynedd

If you're travelling by train, Criccieth Station, Penychain Station and Abererch Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Gwynedd?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,263 holiday rentals near Gwynedd. From 857 Bungalows to 857 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gwynedd for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gwynedd?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gwynedd. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Snowdonia: 3,339 holiday rentals
  • Caernarfon: 1,140 holiday rentals
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog: 1,045 holiday rentals
  • Pwllheli: 1,272 holiday rentals
  • Beddgelert: 1,029 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gwynedd! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gwynedd?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gwynedd with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Caernarfon: 1,140 holiday homes
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog: 1,045 holiday homes
  • Pwllheli: 1,272 holiday homes
  • Porthmadog: 636 holiday homes
  • Tywyn: 422 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gwynedd?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gwynedd. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porth Neigwl Beach: 1,050 holiday rentals
  • Nefyn Beach: 1,367 holiday rentals
  • Barmouth Beach: 1,140 holiday rentals
  • Aberdaron Beach: 827 holiday rentals
  • Aberdyfi Beach: 881 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gwynedd listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.