Criccieth is a seaside town in North Wales, 15 miles from Caernarfon and on the Southern side of the Lleyn peninsula.
Two beaches are divided by a dramatic headland, topped by 13th century Criccieth Castle. This was originally a Welsh castle before being captured by the English under Edward I, who enhanced the fortifications, but it was later recaptured by Owain Glyndwr.
There is an annual festival, mainly of music.
Criccieth was the birthplace of Megan Lloyd George.