Victorian charm comes to the seaside – with a medieval castle thrown in for good measure. Cricieth’s two beaches are separated by a headland fortress with a fascinating, forceful history. The resort is full of Victorian character – and flowers. Numerous restaurants and quality hotels, many with dreamy views across Cardigan Bay. Perfect spot for exploring Snowdonia’s mountains and the Llŷn Peninsula. Excellent coarse fishing nearby at Bron Eifion’s six-acre lake. Princes of Gwynedd exhibition in the castle.