From Penygader to Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd is the historic corner of northern Wales that extends from the Irish Sea in the west to the mountains of Snowdonia in the east. A county full of heritage and wonder, it's a treat for visitors seeking a truly authentic experience, exploring local culture and immersing themselves in nature, architecture and wonderful stories. As with much of Wales, the natural beauty of the area is a real draw card. The scenic Llŷn Peninsula, Anglesey over the Menai Strait, Ceredigion over the River Dyfi and mountains cut by Ice Age glaciers are amongst many others set the scene for your holiday. It makes the region a real haven for nature lovers and avid walkers seeking fresh air and tranquility. Encompassing the historic counties of Caernarvonshire and Merioneth, history buffs will also fall in love with the county. The region is named for the medieval Welsh princedom of Gwynedd and it was proudly held against Edward I of England in the late 13th century. Today there remain many monuments to the past, including castles such as the neo-gothic Penrhyn, Caernarfon Castle, and even Segontium Roman Fort, dating back to AD77. Families love the wholesome holidays on award-winning beaches and exploring the variety of attractions. For example Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, the Porthmadog Treasure Hunt Trail, and the Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit farm.