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A view towards Porthdinllaen, a small fishing village with a few white-painted cottages sitting beneath a grassy cliff on the Llŷn Peninsula, Wales. There's a few fishing boats in the water and people are walking on the cliff above the village.
Porthdinllaen, a fishing village on the Llŷn Peninsula | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

A peninsula of sheltered coves, sweeping beaches and rich culture with an abundance of wildlife. Go seal spotting, explore villages and museums, or enjoy a day at the beach soaking up Llŷn’s spectacular coastal views in North Wales.

Things to see and do on the Llŷn Peninsula

Sunset view out over the beach at Whistling Sands, Porthor. The tide is out and there are large and small rocks scattered on the sand in the foreground.
The beach at Whistling Sands, Porthor | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish
Coasts and beaches in Llŷn
Visit 30 miles of wildly beautiful and windswept peninsula extending into the Irish Sea. From the sheltered waters of Llanbedrog, to the cultural experiences at Porth y Swnt and the magical ‘whistling sands’ of Porthor, discover what to see and do on the Llŷn Peninsula.Explore coasts and beaches in Llŷn
Places to visit in Llŷn
Discover more about the ecomuseum on the Llŷn Peninsula. Operating in partnership with seven of Llyn Peninsula’s heritage organisations, it aims to increase cultural tourism.Explore places in Llŷn
Wildlife on the Llŷn Peninsula
Discover the best places in Llŷn to go birdwatching, explore wetland wildlife or catch sight of your favourite coastal creatures, from seal spotting to dolphin encounters.Learn more about wildlife in Llŷn

Our work on the Llŷn Peninsula

View of fields and heathland looking east from Braich-y-Pwll on the Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd, North Wales.
View looking east from Braich-y-Pwll, Llŷn Peninsula | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish
Farming for the future in Llŷn
Read about the Payment for Outcomes (PFO) trial, an innovative whole farm approach, finding ways in which farming can be more environmentally and economically sustainable on the Llŷn Peninsula.Learn more about our work in Llŷn

Places to stay on the Llŷn Peninsula

Exterior of Tan y Bwlch, Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd
The exterior of Tan y Bwlch | © National Trust Images/Mike Henton
Holiday cottages in North Wales
A dazzling jewel of a place with sparkling seas, sandy beaches and vast skies await you on the Llŷn Peninsula. Stay with us at one our holiday cottages and take your time exploring this special place.Find a cottage in North Wales
View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

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A Celtic land with an industrial past steeped in myth, legend, poetry and song. Croeso i Gymru.

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