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The historic town of Caernarfon is easily accessible by car, air, rail, bus and sea.
The roads are good, with Bangor and the A55 expressway around 15 minutes away. Liverpool and Manchester airports are around 2 hours, Dublin about 3 hours (including fast ferry) and Cardiff around 4 and a half hours.
From London allow 5 hours for your journey. Exit the M6/J20 onto M56. Follow signs for Queensferry / North Wales onto A55. Exit A55/J9 onto A487 then follow signs for Caernarfon onto the A487 for 7 miles.
When travelling from Bangor area, at the roundabout after Morrisons take the 4th exit and then park in the balaclava car park (pay and display) which is immediately on your left. Walk into the town along Bangor Street (Asda side) and you will come across Barclays Bank on your right and Carlton Bakery on your left – next to the bakery is a small hill – our entrance is halfway up the hill on your right hand side.
From South A487 at Morrisons roundabout take 2nd exit and then follow as above.
For those who require to drop items off before going to park, enter the town centre by the main bus stops , turn right at the traffic lights – follow road until you see Barclays Bank on your left and then turn right up the hill , park on hill and unload.
Anglesey Airport is only 24 miles away via the A55 and provides weekday links by Highland Airways to Cardiff, South Wales (twice daily). Caernarfon Airport is less than 6 miles away and has a terminal open for private aircraft. Liverpool John Lennon airport is just 90 miles away via the M56, A55 and A487. Manchester airport is 98 miles away via the M56, A55 and A487, approximately one and three-quarter hours' drive.
The nearest train station is Bangor, with trains from Chester, Crewe, Manchester, London Euston, Cardiff, and Holyhead (connecting to Dublin ferry). From London Euston (Virgin Trains) takes about 3 hours.
Caernarfon is easily reached from Ireland via the port of Holyhead, and an excellent road network. Take the A55 leaving J9 (first exit after crossing Britannia Bridge) onto A487 then follow signs for Caernarfon onto the A487 for 7 miles. Foot passengers, onward travel is available from Holyhead to Bangor by train and takes 30 minutes, and then Bangor to Caernarfon by bus 20 minutes.