The Llyn Peninsula can best be described as the finger of land that sticks out from the north west of Wales. It is quieter than the more popular tourist areas to the east such as Llandudno, but still offers a lot for the visitor to see and do.

Macclesfield Forest, Autumn Colours Macclesfield Forest, Road Macclesfield Forest, Colourful Trees
Colourful beach huts above are located on the National Trust beach at Llanbedrog. The beach is an excellent place for the whole family with trails, wildlife to see and a cafe for refreshments. The beach is located just 4 miles to the west of Pwllheli.
Deer in Macclesfield Forest Bottoms Reservoir, Autumn Macclesfield Forest, Bottoms Reservoir
Photos to the left end centre above are another National Trust location - Plas yn Rhiw. A 17th century manor house, it boasts an excellent terraced garden which has something to see throughout the seasons. The house is located at Rhiw, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8AB. Dogs are only permitted on the woodland walk unfortunately, not in the gardens or house.
Macclesfield Forest, Ridgegate Reservoir Macclesfield Forest, Sunset Reflections Macclesfield Forest, Ridgegate Sunset
Criccieth Castle can be seen in the photo to the left and in the row above on the right. The castle is set in a spectacular location on a headland between two beaches, with great views of the surrounding area. The stone built construction was started in the 13th century but there were settlements on the site long before that. There is a small charge to view the castle which is open between March and the end of October. On the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula is the pretty fishing village - Porthdinllaen, which can also be seen above. The village is another location in the care of the National Trust, and is an excellent place to visit with some wonderful walks in the area to enjoy.


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