Criccieth is a town of character, history and nostalgia. The Victorian villas that sit beside the sea are very little altered from when they were built. The sand and shingle beach with its stunning backdrop of the sea, estuary and mountain peaks is unrivalled and unchanging. Synonymous with the seaside at Criccieth is Cadwalader’s ice cream. To the older North Walians ‘a Cadwalader’s’ is almost synonymous with ‘a vanilla cone at Criccieth’. A product that was begun by a local fishmonger and his ice, the brand is still going strong and expanding. Despite opening many outlets throughout Wales, there are aficionados who still swear the vanilla tastes best in Criccieth.
Less than two miles away is LLanstymdwy. It contains tow houses associated with David Lloyd George who is buried a short distance away by the banks of the River Dwyfor.