Our stunning location

The Wales International Piano Festival takes place at the iconic Galeri Arts Centre, located in the beautiful coastal town of Caernarfon in North Wales.

Our Location

North Wales is a holiday region that’s passionate about language, music and history, with magnificent castles, railways and festivals. The scenery’s superb – fine beaches, tumbling rivers and of course the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Snowdonia.

The Wales International Piano Festival is set in the coastal town of Caernarfon, which boasts what is possibly the most famous of Wales’s castles, and many visitors come each year to the town to appreciate its beauty and heritage.

The Festival’s venue is the iconic Galeri Arts Centre, located only a stones throw outside the historic castle walls and offers stunning sea views and is also close to all local amenities.

There is easy access to the building, toilets accessible on all levels, wheelchair access, cafe, and guide dogs are welcome.

How to find us

By air

The nearest international airports are Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon. It’s possible to then get on a train to Bangor (Gwynedd), then a bus o’r taxi to Caernarfon. 

If you arrive in any London airports, it is possible to get a train from London Euston to Bangor (Gwynedd), directly or with changes in Chester.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Bangor, and there is a regular bus service to Caernarfon. It’s possible to see the full bus timetable on the Traveline Cymru website.

By Car

Leave the A55 signposted Caernarfon, and follow the A487 to Caernarfon. When you come into the town, take the first exit on the roundabout next to Morrisons. On the second roundabout take the third exit signposted Doc Fictoria.

Car Parking

There is a pay and display car park in front of Galeri, including disabled parking. Other pay and display carparks include one opposite Galeri, and at the end of the road below Morrisons supermarket.

Travelling to Wales and Covid-19

We take our responsibility for reducing the risk of spreading Covid19 very seriously and will have various procedures in place.  It is every competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with Wales’ travel rules and restrictions in relation to attending the festival. Please note that as a devolved nation some of Wales’ Covid rules are different to England and other UK countries.  Please read the guidelines carefully before travelling to Wales.