Criccieth Castle dating back to 1239 dominates the skyline of the town and it's tumultuous past shaped the town's early history. More recently, Criccieth benefitted from the expansion of the railways to become a popular Victorian resort and the town enjoys this charm to this day. Two beaches, the castle, wonderful views, shops and restaurants combine to make popular family resort of today.
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Criccieth occupies an enviable proximity to both coast and mountain. The popular family resort enjoys two beaches, separated by a headland that is host to the thirteenth century castle. The unique architecture Portmeirion is just 30 minutes drive. Snowdonia National Park can also be reached by car or via the 150 year old Ffestiniog railway. The mountain summit of the 3,560ft/1,085m Snowdon can be reached by adventurous types on foot, however the less energetic can enjoy reach the top via the Snowdon Mountain Railway but do book-ahead for this popular route.