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The closest international airport to Caernarfon is Liverpool John Lennon, which is 90 miles east of the town centre. The drive across the border from England takes around two hours and takes you through the stunning scenery that is emblematic of the north coast of Wales.
All major airports in the UK offer flights to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, including London Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick, making it one of the busiest airports in Britain. There are eight international airlines that fly here from the majority of major European cities.
The airport provides all the major conveniences that travellers expect: ATMs and exchange kiosks are easy to find and there are a range of hotels close to the airport to suit any price range.
You can reach the Royal Town of Caernarfon easily along the North Wales Expressway and the A55, which passes along the coast, providing stunning views of rugged cliffs and unspoilt, sandy beaches.
The stunning Snowdonia National Park and Mount Snowdon command the views to the west as you approach Caernarfon via the coastal road. You could use this as an opportunity to stop at Conwy Castle and take in the incredible views of the mountains from the bank of the Conwy Estuary.
There is a taxi rank outside the entrance to the Liverpool John Lennon, as well as regular coach and bus services running between the airport and town centre.
Make the most of the surrounding area, which is filled with opportunities to explore unspoilt nature and rich history, by hiring a car. You can arrange your car hire through Expedia and pick it up from the airport when your flight lands.
Caernarfon is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year. The town is brimming with opportunities to experience the culture and history of the area, and the Caernarfon Castle, one of the most impressive of its kind, is open all year round.
Visit during the warmer months to really make the most of Anglesey Island, which is just a short car journey from Caernarfon and offers a wealth of beautiful beaches.
Caernarfon is surrounded by some of Wales’ most fabulous natural beauty. The Snowdonia National Park is just 8 miles south of the town and offers 823 square miles of rivers, forests and the mighty Snowdon Summit. Intrepid hikers should come anytime from spring to autumn, but be aware that it can get very icy during the winter months, especially on the summit.
Famed for the Beatles and crowned a UK city of culture, Liverpool is a tourist hotspot. With the airport so close to the city centre, why not make the most of your trip and stay a night in Liverpool before you fly home. There’s an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and hotels available to suit any budget.