Nefyn, Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales

Nefyn is a small town on the Western coast of the Llŷn Peninsula. It has a sweeping crescent-shaped beach that you can walk along to reach one of the best beach bars in the world.

With a golfing fairway over the sea, a fantastic range of walks and some great cycle routes there is much to attract the visitor to this neck of the woods. It has an iron age hillfort at the top of Garn Foduan, the site of over 100 roundhouses still visible today. Nefyn was once a major fishing and shipbuilding port where the cries of Penwaig Nefyn (meaning Nefyn Herring) would be heard throughout the Llŷn Peninsula, and the launching of new boats built were celebrated.

Nefyn was an important administrative centre on the Llŷn for the princes of Gwynedd. It then became a royal borough and the one in which Edward I celebrated his conquest of Wales. However, this status became it’s undoing when Owain Glyndwr burnt it to the ground to eradicate all remnants of this allegiance to the crown.


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