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 Golf Club is one of Wales’s top golf courses. Attractions include craft shops and excellent leisure centre with indoor pool, café and climbing wall over 30ft/9m high. 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).
Discover the magical story of Meirion through the storytelling chairs. The story itself lasts about an hour, but the journey will be longer. There are five parts to the story to correspond with the five special storytelling chairs in Harlech. But you do not have to visit all five chairs in order to enjoy the story. You can just walk part of the journey and still listen to the whole story.