Parc Glynllifon

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Welcome to Parc Glynllifon Country Park, Caernarfon

Enjoy a great day outdoors in North Wales with Parc Glynllifon and immerse yourself in nature as you explore the beautiful gardens, discover rich history and enjoy a range of cafes, playgrounds and boutique shops.

Enjoy an aristocrats playground in the heart of North Wales

With 60 acres of privately owned gardens, the Grade I listed building that sits on the regal grounds of Parc Glynllifon once held the ball of investiture of The Prince of Wales, now King Charles III. 

Formerly owned by Lord Newborough, you'll see the Plas - or manor house - from multiple angles, giving you the chance to get unrivalled views of the regal residence. Surrounding the building are spectacular gardens and woodland which are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Cadw and Natural Resources Wales. 

As you explore the carefully restored gardens, you'll immerse yourself in nature as you marvel at the diverse species. From forest sections to woodlands, streams to brooks and open grass areas, spending at day at Parc Glynllifon is one of the best days out for families in Caernarfon. 

Things to do at Parc Glynllifon

A sprawling park filled with filming locations and shops, a historic manor house, an agricultural college and a rich history of royalty, Parc Glynllifon is filled with things to do with your family, connecting people of all ages to North Wales' nature:

  • Children's Grove: Celebrate Welsh children's writing with sculptures, play areas and storytelling hollows
  • The Steam Engine: Renovated in the 1980s, see one of the oldest working steam engines in Britain
  • Glanrafon Mill: Originally a flour mill, a turbine was installed in 1915 to generate electricity for the house and estate
  • The Boathouse: Used by the third Lord Newborough's children, the tiny tower houses a miniature privy
  • Plas Glynllifon: Considered the finest Regency mansion in North Wales, the Grade I Listed building was built over 150 years ago!
  • 'Cromlech' Stone Structure: A folly based on Celtic megaliths
  • Cilmyn Blackfoot: According to legend, the Glynllifon's descended from this semi-mythological figure in the 9th Century
  • The Children's Mill: Another favourite folly of Lord Newborough's nine children 
  • The Hermitage: A chapel for holding funerals for the family's pets - today, there lies a circle of Yew trees signifying the pet cemetary's location
  • The Ampitheatre: Celebrate the work of modern playwrights with open-air events on the estate's Yew tree island
  • Caves and Grottoes: See the 19th Century fashionable grotto as it stands out amongst the informal gardens
  • 'Gwerin Y Graith' Art Installation: Inspired by the Welsh novelists raised in the nearby slate-quarrying communities
  • Fountain: See the only working fountain from a classical series of three built in the 1840s
  • 'Coed Y Teras' Walkway: The Lesser Horseshoe bats who roosts in the mansion cellars use this path to forage at night

With so many things to do, see and interact with, visit Parc Glynllifon in North Wales and enjoy a great family day out in Caernarfon. 

Day Pass - Parc Glynllifon

Visit Parc Glynllifon in Caernarfon and enjoy a day of exploring for all ages as you immerse yourself in North Wales' nature

Available to 1 January 2025

Annual Pass - Parc Glynllifon

Spend less and visit more when you enjoy unlimited access for one whole year with the Parc Glynllifon Annual Pass!

Available to 1 January 2025
Clynnog Rd,
Caernarfon LL54 5DY
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How to find us

Address: Parc Glynllifon, Clynnog Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5DY

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Getting There:

  • The park is just 20 minutes drive from Bangor to the North, and Porthmadog to the South.
  • Head along the A499 until you reach the large arch entrance, on your left if heading South.
  • Drive through the arch and take the first left, taking you to the parking area.
  • Continue on foot beyond the parking area to the cafe, shop and gate into the main park. 
  • Parking: Included in ticket price. 
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food and drink
  • Parking onsite
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafe

The park and facilities provided are all accessible.

Yes, Parc Glynllifon is home to The Black Cat Cafe, which is open all year round. The Cafe serves both hot and cold food, as well as afternoon tea and snacks. 

Picnic areas are also available for those who want to enjoy a homemade lunch. 

Yes, Parc Glynllifon has a newly resurfaced car park right by the entrance. 

The parking fee is included in your ticket price. 

The opening times for Parc Glynllifon are as follows:

Peak Season:

  • 1 April - 30 September
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

Low Season:

  • 1 October - 31 March
  • Thurs - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

Yes, Parc Glynllifon is dog-friendly. Please keep your dogs on leads and be respectful of other visitors. 

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