Criccieth is a beautiful seaside resort town on Cardigan Bay, the Southern side of the Llyn Peninsula. Known as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia’, this attractive Victorian seaside resort is popular with tourists for its fantastic beaches and its traditional Welsh charm.
Overlooking the town on its headland stands the remains of the 13th century Criccieth Castle. The origin of the name ‘Criccieth’ has been disputed over the years, but many believe it is a reference to welsh words ‘crug caeth’. These words translate to ‘hill captives’ - the hill on which the castle was built was once used as a jail’