Fort Belan for a magical family Christmas

November 17, 2014
Tim Coysh

historic fort belan on the Dinlle Peninsula overlooking the water

Fort Belan is a historic coastal fortress on the tip of the Dinlle Peninsula near Caernarfon in North Wales. The fort was constructed during the American War of Independence (1775-83) to protect the coastline against the threat of attack from American vessels.

Fort Belan is a stunning 18th-century stone-walled fort with castellated ramparts containing canons which encircle the houses at the centre. There is a choice of six cottages offering a potential capacity of forty-five. Each cottage sleeps from two to twelve.

Fort Belan occupies a most romantic setting on the coast at the entrance to the Menai Strait with a history that fires the imagination. There are fine views out to Caernarfon Bay and across to Anglesey. It is an ideal location from which you can explore Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey.

Ariel view of historic fort belan

Fort Belan Self-catering Holiday Cottages

It is the perfect setting for an unforgettable and magical Christmas for couples and family groups, large and small

Newborough House sleeps six within three bedrooms. Christmas Week £868 (December 20-27)

Tower House has four bedrooms and sleeps nine. Christmas Week £1048 (December 20-27)

Over the Way sleeps twelve in four bedrooms. Christmas Week £1376 (December 20-27)

By the Way sleeps two within the single bedroom. Christmas Week £444 (December 20-27)

Belan House sleeps nine in four bedrooms. Christmas Week £1048 (December 20-27)

Dock Cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms. Christmas Week £868 (December 20-27)

For details of the unique, historic, self-catering holiday cottages at Fort Belan go to

Click on the name of each property to see full details and photographs.

You can book online through our website or you can ring Coastal Holidays on 01248 430190 and we will be delighted to help. Email us on [email protected] if you have any queries. Dogs are welcome at Fort Belan.

canon be fired from fort belan in wales

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