Wales thanks to its turbulent medieval history is the place for castles, arguably none finer than the dramatically set example in Harlech, though the lovely sandy beaches backed by large dunes may appeal to the kids even more...
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Hotels in Harlech - 10 places to stay
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Gwrach Ynys Country House
A warm Welsh welcome awaits you at Gwrach Ynys, a 4 Star Edwardian
country house situated in glorious tranquillity nestled between the Rhinog
mountains and the sandy beaches of the Cambrian coast.
The house is surrounded by an ... More
| Double Room: £32 - £38
| visit website
Maes y Neuadd
The setting is superb. Maes y Neuadd 'The Mansion in the Meadow' stands in 80 acres of landscaped lawns, orchards and paddock on a wooded hillside high above Cardigan Bay.
The perfect location for exploring this ... More
| Double Room: from £120 | visit website
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand - Thomas Carlyle
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