Did you know?
The Snowdonia National Park is known in Welsh as “Eryri” – a name that can be translated into English as a ‘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.
Glasfryn Parc has something for everyone, but it is a paradise for kids. Spend the day enjoying its 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 Butcher, and enjoy some delicious treats using their award winning meats.
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. Make sure you hike up one path and come 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 try Hebog Bwyty & Llety. This charming eatery is rated as TripAdvisors’ number one restaurant in Snowdonia National Parka and the food here is sourced as locally as possible. It’s delicious.
Where to stay
This traditional stone cottage is a charming spot for a couples trip to Snowdonia. From the property guests will have access to fishing sport and mountain biking. This cottage also has it’s own patio; ideal for soaking up the last of the evening sun. Whether your 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.
Tempted by a last minute visit? Wales has a lovely selection of cottages in all shapes and sizes. View them here…
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