Enjoy a walk around Caernarfon in the company of Emrys, your local guide. Discover the history of...
The Long Tour
Join Emrys for a walk around the fringes of Caernarfon
Walking boots required – no high heels!
Tour length: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Tour: Start at Victoria Dock, Ben Twtil (the hill above the Town), Segontium Roman Fort, Llanbeblig Church and along the Seiont river back to Caernarfon
The walled Town of Caernarfon is history before your eyes.
Discover the history of Caernarfon and its people from medieval times to the present day, visiting some of the unseen treasures which this unique town has to offer. You’ll hear stories about people, places and the history of this very Welsh town in the company of a local man with Caernarfon in his heart.
Experience some of the hidden gems of Caernarfon, enjoy a laugh or two, and learn a few words of Welsh on ‘My Town My Walk’.
The tour takes approx 1½ hours to complete, and is suitable for children (which must be accompanied by an adult), and is limited to groups of up to 20 people.
Children under 17: £3.00
Children under 8 – free
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
A discount for over 20 person will be £6.50 per person
Please note: One part of the tour involves walking on a short section of the town walls
The Tour is unsuitable for wheelchair users.
If possible, please book in advance, however we will always attempt to accommodate those booking on the day. We reserve the right to cancel tours due to adverse weather.
The Town of Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a Royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,611 with over 80% of the population speaking the ancient language of Cymraeg (Welsh). You will hear it spoken on the the streets, in the cafes and bars and in the shops and restaurants It lies along the A487 road, on the east banks of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. The city of Bangor is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) to the northeast, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and southeast. Caernarvon and Carnarvon are archaic anglicised spellings of Caernarfon, but used rarely.
Few towns in Britain can claim to be inhabited without a break since pre-Roman times, but the Royal Town of Caernarfon is just such a town.
Welsh, Poetry and Hungary
Did you know that Wales is the subject of one of Hugary's leading poets - János Arany! . Full text here
Caernarfon Doors Posters
The posters are for sale from me. A4 £5.00 - A3 £7.50 or beatutifully framed for £45.00.
Born and bred in Caernarfon, what Emrys Llewelyn doesn't know about the town isn't worth knowing!
Over the years Emrys Llewelyn has guided numerous tours of the Town in both Welsh and English for friends, local societies and visiting associations. He has also appeared on television and radio talking about the town's fascinating history and his famous walks.
During Gŵyl Arall (another festival), a local festival of arts, Emrys Llewelyn has contributed very successful tours to the programme in 2009, 2010 & 2011 and is always happy to cater for large groups (up to 20) visiting the town.
Emrys Llewelyn was also one of the key organisers of the very successful 10th European Golden Oldies Rugby Festival which was held at Caernarfon in June 2010.
Tours can be arranged to start at 11.00am and 14.00pm. Please get in touch to confirm your booking and the time you would like the tour to take place.
Tours meet and finish by the statue of Lloyd George on the Maes (main square) near the Castle by pre booking - see 'Contact/Bookings' link above.
Where to stay:
Visit Caernarfon.com website for places to stay in the town and surrounding area:
Enjoy a walk around Caernarfon in the company of Emrys Llewelyn, your experienced local guide.
The walk is a leisurely stroll around the walled town, and includes walking on a short section of the Town Walls (not normally open to the public).
Appropriate footwear should be worn on the walk.
The Guided walk is supported by local businesses and hostelries and recognized by:
Cyngor Gwynedd Council
Cyngor Tref Frenhinol Caernarfon Royal Town Council