Snowdonia is a Welsh region known for its stunning scenery, and for good reason. Snowdonia is predominantly covered by Snowdonia National Park; the first National Park in Wales. Here you’ll find breathtaking mountains and glaciers as well as an impressive coastline. Read on for our spotlight on Snowdonia!
Did you know?
The Snowdonia National Park is known in Welsh as “Eryri”. Translated into English this means ‘Place of the Eagles.’
Where is it?
Snowdonia is situated in north Wales and it’s packed full of dramatic scenery including both mountain paths and a stunning coastline.
What to do
Welsh Highland Railway
The Welsh Highland Railway is a fantastic way to enjoy the picture postcard beauty of Snowdonia. Capitalising on the area’s natural assets, the railway is an institution and part of the heritage of Wales.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Once you’re at the foot, now it’s time to get to the summit! If you don’t fancy walking, Snowdon Railway trains depart from Llanberis station and begin their climb 1085m to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, a journey experienced by some 12 million travellers since 1896. These ancient Snowdonian mountains, thrust upwards by volcanic forces 450 million years ago, once grew to heights of 10,000 metres.
Glasfryn Parc has something for everyone, but it is a paradise for kids. Spend the day enjoying a fantastic array of activities such as go-karting, archery, bowling and wakeboarding. The park remains a working farm so check out the farm shop and butchers and enjoy some delicious treats.
Climb Mount Snowdon
It takes around 6 hours to walk to the summit of Mount Snowdon and back. Not for the faint hearted, but certainly worthwhile. Try hiking up one path and back down another; with such varied and spectacular scenery to enjoy it would be a shame to take the same route both ways!
What to eat
Snowdonia’s locally produced food and drink are of the highest quality. Don’t leave the region without sampling some of the local specialities just minutes from where they are produced. Be sure to visit Hebog Bwyty & Llety. The food at this charming eatery is sourced as locally as possible. It’s delicious.
Where to stay
Adorable Trawsfynydd Rental
This traditional stone cottage is a charming spot for a couples trip to Snowdonia. From the property, guests will have access to fishing and mountain biking. This cottage also has its own patio; ideal for soaking up the last of the evening sun. Whether you’re looking to make the most of the activities available in Snowdonia, or simply soak up the gorgeous views, this property will provide a lovely base to explore from.