A ‘must see’ little town, not just for the views across the dunes but also for its clifftop medieval castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recent developments here include a stunning new visitor centre, with state-of-the-art interpretation facilities. Royal St David’s is one of Wales’s top golf courses. Attractions include Theatr Harlech, craft shops and excellent leisure centre with indoor pool, café and climbing wall over 30ft/9m high, the most exciting in southern Snowdonia. Taste Hufenfa Castell’s delicious artisan ice cream. Visit Y Lasynys Fawr (just off the B4573 north of Harlech), a historic house dating from the 16th century and home to 17th-/18th-century author Ellis Wynne (for visiting details contact 01766 781395 beforehand).