Caernarfon B&Bs

Caernarfon Bed and Breakfasts (photo by Quimby)

For those who want a roof over their heads and to meet a local from the town without the expense or facelessness of a hotel then there’s no better option than staying in a Bed and Breakfast. Caernarfon and the surrounding area certainly aren’t short of options, so we’re featuring just a small number of those available here.

The Anglesey Arms used to the a Customs House in the 18th century, but now is a traditional Welsh pub and B&B. Located extremely close to Caernarfon Castle it’s a great option for those who want to be close to everything in the town. On site parking is free, and there’s wonderful views across the straits. Bathroom facilities are shared, but the rooms all have tea and coffee facilities. Don’t stay here if you’re afraid of ghosts however, as the pub stands on the site on where the castle’s hanging tower used to be! Great if you want to stay in a real ale pub with live music and quiz nights located in the centre of town.

The Tegfan Guesthouse is also located centrally, within the town walls meaning that the castle, Galeri Theatre and Marina are all within a 200 metre walk. Some rooms have en suites, and all have TV and tea and coffee facilities. Fresh towels daily and not far from free parking facilities.

In the Menai Bank House all rooms are en-suite with TVs, hair dryers and wifi. There’s a car park, bar and patio which overlooks the Menai Straits. Shared facilities here include lounge, games, pool room and gardens. The town is very much walkable from here.

The Caer Menai Guest House has double, twin and family rooms all with en-suites. It’s located within the walls of the town, wifi is available and there’s also a book and film library for the TVs in every room. It’s a non smoking and no pets guest house.

A little further away in Llanrug is the Seiont Manor House which features not only 150 acres of farmland but a restaurant and fitness centre! En suite bathrooms and private balconies are available, and there’s free wifi access. The house itself is a Georgian farmhouse and has many excellent period features such as it’s cosy library with open fire. Great for those who want something a bit more upmarket and don’t mind driving into town.

Of course no list of Bed and Breakfast houses in Caernarfon would be complete without a mention of the Black Boy Inn which also doubles up as an excellent restaurant and the oldest pub in town, being built in the 16th century (the walls show this, being up to 1.5 metres thick!). You’ve got the choice of living in the inn itself with period features or in more modern facilities in the adjacent Black Jacks located across the courtyard. There’s free wifi as well as many other facilities such as bicycle rental and free on site parking. A great option if you want to be located centrally and among all the history of the town.