Pwllheli is the main town on the Llyn Peninsula, and has many varied shops in its High Street, and an open-air market on the Maes each Wednesday.
This part of Wales is a stronghold of the Welsh language, and it is the first language of the vast majority of the local population.
Pwllheli has a strong maritime tradition - the new marina and harbour development has over 400 berths, and the sailing club hosts World, European and National championship races.
The town has a leisure centre, a golf club, a cinema, and exhibitions are shown at Oriel Penlan.
Just outside Pwllheli, at Chwilog is Talhenbont Hall, built in 1607. It has had something of a chequered history, once used as a garrison for Cromwell’s soldiers, and now has its fair share of friendly ghosts! The estate is not only a designated natural habitat for otters, but also houses the national clematis collection.