Hotels in Snowdonia
Attractions and Days Out in Snowdonia


Snowdonia, is a peaceful retreat for those seeking rest and relaxation and an ideal location from which to enjoy a range of outdoor, mountain sports and activities. The world famous Snowdon Mountain Railway and Summit Visitor Centre offer views across the spectacular scenary of the Mount Snowdon Masiff and on clear days you can see as far as the Isle of Man and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

The area also offers a wealth of visitor attractions, National Trust properties and other historical sites. The Isle of Anglesey, Portmeiron 'Italianate' Village, Bodnant Gardens and the resort of LLandudno are just a short drive away.

Visit Snowdonia The official website for the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast region. The biggest, boldest mountains in Wales and England are to be found here in the Snowdonia National Park. There’s also a long coastline of sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries, which along the Llyn Peninsula is a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Railways in Snowdonia

Snowdonia Mountain Railway
Llanberis, Gwynedd
Tel: 0870 458 0033
Admission: Entrance Fee

Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it's all part of a great day out for you and your family in North Wales.

Llanberis Lake Railway
Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Tel: 01286 870549
Admission: Entrance Fee

A five mile narrow-gauge Steam Train journey. Starting at Gilfach Ddu, the journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis' twin lakes and onto Llanberis Village. From here the train runs through Padarn Country Park, joining the slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn. There are stunning views of Mount Snowdon and the local countryside.

Talyllyn Railway
Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY
Tel: 01286 870549
Admission: Entrance Fee

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge Steam Trains a leisurely way to travel and savour the beautiful Mid-Wales Countryside. The Talyllyn Railway runs for several miles from Tywyn on the coast to the village of Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol Station. There are setdown and pickup points en-route where you can take time to explore local beauty spots such as the Dolgoch Falls.

Gardens in Snowdonia

Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, nearr Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE
Tel: 01492 650460
Admission: Entrance Fee

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west. The Gardens look across the river valley towards the Snowdonia Mountain Range.

Parc Glynllifon - Historic Gardens and Country Park
Glynllifon, Clynnog Road, Llandwrog, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5DY
Tel: 01286 830222
Admission: Entrance Fee

Built during the 19th century by Lord Newbrough Glynllifon Mansion and Estate offers eight miles of country paths which cater for visitors of all abilities. Designated as being of scientific interest Glynllifon's grounds are Grade I listed gardens and home to many specimens of unusual trees and bamboo. Small follies, including the Mill, Hermitage and the Childrens Boathouse are dotted around the grounds and the cellars of the old house play host to one of the largest roosts of lesser-horseshoe bats in the UK.

Portmeirion Village and Gardens
Pertmeirion, Gynwedd, LL48 6ET
Tel: 01766 770000
Admission: Entrance Fee

Standing on a rugged clifftop overlooking Cardigan Bay Portmeirion was built by the visionary Welsh architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and is acknowledged as a unique architectural work of art. The village has many colourful shops and restaurants and is surrounded by 145 acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches.

Talhenbont Hall
Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL53 6SZ
Tel: 01766 810247
Admission: Entrance Fee

Talhenbont Hall was built in the 17th century and is surrounded by a 70 acre Country Estate and Ancient Woodland. The river Dwyfach flows through the estate making its way over a series of waterfalls perfect for Salmon and Sea Trout and a natural habitat for otters. There are several cottages onsite that provide self catering holiday accommodation.

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General Attractions in Snowdonia

Glasfryn Parc and Activity Centre
Pwllhell, Gwynedd
Tel: 01766 810202
Admission: Entrance Fee

An ideal family day out for everyone aged from three years up. Glasfryn Parc and Activity Centre is just bursting with fun and activities including: Go-Karting circuit, the Quad Bike Safari, Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Ten-Pin Bowling, Archery, Soft Play Centre....

Yr Hwylfan The Fun Centre
Christchurch, Bangor Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Tel: 01286 671911
Admission: Entrance Fee

While the kids are wearing themselves out on the giant drop slides, ball pools, tubes, bridges, maze, climbing walls, nets and ropes..... The adults can relax in the fully licensed restaurant, enjoy the outside patio area or join the children in the play area.

GreenWood Forest Park
Y Felinheli, Gwynedd
Tel: 01248 670076
Admission: Entrance Fee

Situated in the foothills of majestic Snowdonia is GreenWood Forest Adventure Park, a multi-award winning family attraction. All the rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – YOU provide the energy! From the famous Green Dragon – the world’s first people-powered rollercoaster – to the therapeutic BareFoot Trail, GreenWood is an all-weather family experience that you’ll never forget. All the major rides and activities are included in the admission price, so once you pay you can play all day.

Anglesey Sea Zoo
Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
Tel: 01248 430411
Admission: Entrance Fee

There’s amazing marine life with over 150 native species to see at the biggest aquarium in Wales! Enter an eerie shipwreck brimming with Conger Eels, dare to walk the Shark Pool grids, see a Kelp Forest full of huge fish, visit the No Bone Zone where you come face to face with slippery beasts like the cunning Octopus. There are daily feeds and interactive talks throughout the day.

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, LL28 5UY
Tel: 01492 532938
Admission: Entrance Fee

Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens are home to this caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers!

Pili Palas Nature World
Penmynydd Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5RP
Tel: 01248 712474
Admission: Entrance Fee

A day out at Pili Palas can be a magical experience for all the family whatever the weather! So come along – enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with LIVE butterflies flying all around you. This is the magical world of Pili Palas.

Electric Mountain and Dinorwig Power Station
Llanberis, Gwynedd
Tel: 01286 870636
Admission: Entrance Fee

Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis. Its split level layout contains a gift shop and café and is the starting point for the tour of Dinorwig Power Station.

Hydro Centre and Stwlan Dam
Tan-y-Grisiau, Blaenau, Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Tel: 01766 830310
Admission: Entrance Fee

When it was fully commissioned in 1984, Dinorwig Power Station was regarded as one of the world's most imaginative engineering and environmental project. Today, Dinorwig's operational characteristics and dynamic response capability are still acknowledged the world over. Dinorwig is the largest scheme of its kind in Europe

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Slateworks and Mines in Snowdonia

Inigo Jones Slateworks
Tudor Slate Works, Y Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Tel: 01286 830242
Admission: Entrance Fee

The tour of the Works was introduced by popular demand. It is a self guided tour and is both educational and fun. You can wander through the work shops at your own pace and view the machines and craftsmen in action.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gywnedd
Tel: 01766 830306
Admission: Entrance Fee

Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is part of a living, working slate mine that has been active since 1836. Deep inside the Welsh mountains they have some spectacular underground tours to explore the world of the Victorian Slate Miner.

Sygun Copper Mine
Beddgelert, Snowdonia
Tel: 01766 510100
Admission: Entrance Fee

Winner of the Prince of Wales award for tourism, Sygun Copper Mine is one of the wonders of Wales - a remarkable and impressive example of how our precious industrial heritage can be reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding attraction

Welsh Slate Museum
Llanberis, Gwynedd
Tel: 01286 870360
Admission: FREE

The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

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Heritage and Castles in Snowdonia

Caernarfon Castle
Tel: 01286677617
Admission: Entrance Fee

Caernarvon Castle is located at the southern end of the Menai Strait between north Wales and Anglesey some 8 miles south west of Bangor. During Edward I's invasions of Wales, this was strategically an important place to control for supplying outposts such as Harlech and Aberystwyth.

Penrhyn Castle
Bangor, Gwynedd
Tel: 01248 353084
Admission: Entrance Fee

This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture.

Plas Newydd and Gardens
near Llfairpwll, Anglesey
Tel: 01248 714795
Admission: Entrance Fee

Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey, bears witness to a turbulent history: noble beginnings during Henry VIII's reign, triumphant success at Waterloo, bankruptcy at the turn of the 20th century and the revival of the family fortunes in the 1930s

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Fishing in Snowdonia

Glasfryn Parc and Activity Centre (2 coarse fishing lakes)
Pwllhell, Gwynedd
Tel: 01766 810202
Admission: Day Ticket

As well as fishing Glasfryn Activity Parc is a great family day out near Pwllheli in the heart of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. Activities on offer at Glasfryn Activity Parc include a Bowling Centre, Cable Wakeparc, Go Karting, Quad Bike Safari, Archery....

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