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Set on the windswept Cambrian Coast and surrounded by Snowdonia National Park, the small harbour town of Porthmadog offers a fantastic combination of outdoor activities, Welsh culture and spectacular scenery.
With a wide choice of natural and manmade attractions on its doorstep, Porthmadog and the surrounding area are ideal for exploring by car.
Visitors travelling to Porthmadog by plane will find the easiest way to reach the town is by hiring a car from the airport. All nearby airports have a selection of car rental companies to choose from.
If you’ve arrived in Porthmadog via public transport, you can hire a car from one of the agencies in the town centre. Convenient to access, these car hire companies offer a good choice of vehicles.
Around five miles from Porthmadog is the resort town of Criccieth. Boasting wide, sandy beaches, fantastic restaurants, stunning views of Tremadog Bay and even its own castle, the town makes an enjoyable day trip from Porthmadog.
Further afield, history buffs can learn more about the region’s turbulent past at the impressive Conwy Castle (52 miles), the historic Caernarfon Castle (20 miles), and the beautifully preserved Harlech Castle (16 miles).
With one of the UK’s most beautiful national parks just a few miles away, no visit to Porthmadog is complete without a visit to Snowdonia. In fact the park is such a good spot for driving that one of its main roads – the A470 – was recently voted Britain’s favourite.
With beaches, mountains and castles to explore, having a hire car during your Welsh break will help you to get the most out of your stay in Porthmadog and the surrounding area.