The Perfect Base To Explore North Wales
Things To Do

The Lion Hotel is ideally situated for quick access to a wide range of local attractions, including Greenwood Forest Park for some family fun, white water rafting for the thrill-seeker, steam trains, photographing the breathtaking scenery, and a round or two of golf at one of the nearby 7 courses. We are conveniently located about 10 minutes away from Portmeirion, a renowned Italian village. We have only selected a few of our favourite nearby attractions to include here, but trust there are many!


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World Famous


Portmeirion, a picturesque village in North Wales, is an architectural marvel designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Its vibrant Italianate style, lush gardens, and coastal setting draw visitors seeking a whimsical escape. Famous as "The Village" in the 1960s TV series "The Prisoner," Portmeirion offers unique shopping and dining experiences.

Explore The Mountains


North Wales is famous for Snowdon, but there are many other great walks in the mountains and coast to explore and all within a short drive from The Lion Hotel.



If you're a history buff, North Wales is the perfect place for you to explore. From Criccieth Castle on our doorstep, to the might of Caernarfon Castle justy 20 minutes away, you'll have an endless supply of castles to enjoy.

7 Local Courses

Golf Courses

From coastal courses to beautifully manicured inland courses, we have 7 wonderful Golf Courses, all within a short driving distance from The Lion Hotel. Ask us about our Golf Course Packages for more information.

Fauna & Flora


Looking for a place to relax and take in all that nature can offer? You won't be disappointed with what North Wales has to offer. Endless mountain views, breathtaking scenery, lakes and much more all within a short drive of our Hotel in Criccieth.

Steam Powered Wales


The Slate Mines of North Wales were once a thiving industry and the history of the Welsh Highland Railway is world famous. There a number of great railways still running today for the entire family to enjoy.

For the family

Family Fun

There is plenty to do for the entire family. Zip World, Greenwood Forest Park, Go Below Caves and Mines, Surf Snowdonia and amazing beaches. North Wales offers the family so much and all on our doorstep!

Coastal Days


Criccieth itself offers some breathtaking coastal scenery and beaches. Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Anglesey offer long sandy beaches for lazy days by the coast or to enjoy the many water sports activities available in our area.

A relaxed day out


Bron Eifion fisheries and Eisteddfa Fishery are located right near us. However, you can also enjoy sea fishing and plan an organised trip with one of the many tours that are on offer in the area.

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