Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Pwllheli

 

Pwllheli HarbourThe town was given its charter as a borough by Edward, the Black Prince in 1355, and a market is still held each Wednesday in the centre of the town on the 'Maes' (translates to "field" in English).

 

The town grew around the shipbuilding and fishing industries, and the granite quarry at Carreg yr Imbill.

 

During the 1890s, the town was developed by Solomon Andrews, a Cardiff businessman. This work included the Promenade, roads and houses at West End. A tramway was built linking the town to Llanbedrog. The trams ran until 1927 when a section of track was seriously damaged by a storm.

 

For many years a holiday camp run by Butlins operated a couple of miles from Pwllheli. The camp, renamed Hafan-Y-Mor, has been redeveloped and is now run by the Haven group.

 

 

Attractions

 

  • Plas Bodegroes, formerly a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Two Blue Flag beaches
  • Penarth Fawr, a 15th century house
  • Marina
  • Hafan Y Môr, a former Butlin's holiday camp now operated by Haven
  • Pwllheli Market
  • Clwb Golff Pwllheli - a par 69 links and parkland golf course
  • Pwllheli Sailing Club - frequently hosts national and international events.
  • Neuadd Dwyfor - Theatre & Cinema located on Penlan Street

 Minibuses at Pwllheli Harbour