Destination: Snowdonia


Stunning mountain region in the north of Wales


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Introducing Snowdonia

Snowdonia National park in North Wales contains some dramatic scenery including over 100 lakes, 90 mountain peaks, including Mount Snowdon which at 3,560ft (1085m) is the highest mountain in England and Wales; and 37 miles of pristine coastline and beaches, moors and wetlands, plus castles, steam railways and more, so if you love the outdoors, with a bit of history thrown in, then Snowdonia is definitely the place for you. Snowdonia's mountainous landscape makes it perfect for adventure sports like climbing, mountain biking and white water rafting, while there are also plenty of walks from strenuous all day hikes, to a gentle relaxed amble along a lakeside.


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Region: Wales

Time to spend here: 1 - 2 days

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What's nearby? Caernarfon, Llandudno and Conwy

What transport do you recommend? There are buses but the region is far easier to explore with use of a vehicle.

Did you know? Legend has it that it that Snowdon (meanign 'Tomb') is the tomb of a King killing ogre. He supposedly met his end when King Arthur climbed to the top of Mount Snowdon and killed him.

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What can I see in and around Snowdonia?

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Walk up Mount Snowdon via one of the many ascending paths, or if this sounds too energetic, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway up there from Llanberis. Although the highest, Snowdon is not the only mountain in the area, and indeed there are 15 peaks over 3000ft to explore and climb. The Welsh 3000 is a tough but popular challenge to climb all 15 peaks within 24 hours without using any form of transport!
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

National Slate Museum

The National Slate Museum at Llanberis tells the story of slate, and recaptures what quarrymen's houses would have looked like. You can also see demonstrations of slate splitting.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Harlech Castle

Spectacularly perched on a rock, Harlech Castle looks out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. It forms a chain of a number of castles built by Edward I in the late 13th century, many of which can also be visited.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information


Portmeirion is an Italianate village, which have been made with amazing attention to detail to create a real fairytale setting next to the sea. It is also where the cult TV series The Prisoner was filmed.
Time to spend here: half day   More information


From the small village of Betws-y-coed deep in the heart of Snowdonia there are many good walks, especially around the Swallow Falls just north of the village. The village is also the start of some of the best mountain biking trails in Britain.
Time to spend here: half day   More information


Dolgellau is a market town with many impressive listed buildings and the stunning backdrop of Cadir Idris (one of Snowdonia's highest mountains) to the south.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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