Tony Pritchard taking refreshment at Dylans restaurant on the seafront, Criccieth.

Tony Pritchard in Criccieth.

Criccieth is a quiet seaside town situated on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales.

Amusement arcades, burger bars and tattoo parlours are just some of the things you won't find here.

The ruins of Criccieth castle are worth a visit, and a short walk west along the coastal path is situated the Grand Designs featured cliff-top house, which isn't.

Criccieth's unmanned railway station exudes an air of decay. The tired, amateurish 'art work' adorning its walls and bricked-up windows is a sorry first sight to greet any railway visitor to the town.

Anthony Pritchard's amazing fact for today:
Thursday 19 January
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden on this day in 1978. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.

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