Criccieth Castle, North Wales
Late last year on a sunny October morning we went on a day trip along the Cambrian coast to the seaside town of Criccieth. Criccieth is a beautiful seaside town with 2 lovely beaches which are separated by 13th Century Castle perched high on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay in North Wales.
We walked from the train station down to the south beach, a walk of around 10 minutes down to the sea front. Although it was October the skies were blue and there wasn’t really much wind. We paid our entry fee to the castle and started the climb to the top. It’s an easy walk, however, having arthritis I did struggle a bit and I wouldn’t say it was wheel chair friendly sadly. There were such lovely views to be had from all angles of the castle down to both beaches
Criccieth itself is very tiny and to be honest out of season there are very few places open and I was glad that we took food with us as we really would have struggled to find anywhere to eat. As you can see from these photos were were very much alone!
I’m not sure whether it was because we picked the wrong time of year but I was surprised how deserted this seaside village was and I really would have expected more visitors considering the weather was so sunny and we were certainly still in the season when walkers along the Welsh Coastal Path would have been visiting. Despite this, it was a nice relaxing day and the view from the top were spectacular.