Top things to see and do in Eryri / Snowdonia

Eryri/Snowdonia National Park in Wales is an area of natural beauty and wonder, offering a myriad of experiences and attractions to its visitors. Here are some of the top things to see and do in Snowdonia:

Hiking Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon: As the highest peak in Wales, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands, hiking up Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon is a must. There are several routes to the summit, each varying in difficulty and scenery We are happy to help you plan your route and provide you with any advice and information, we want to make sure you get there and back safely. 

Visit Betws-y-Coed: Our village is often referred to as the gateway to Snowdonia. It’s known for its picturesque setting, complete with waterfalls, rivers, bridges, and charming buildings. Swallow Falls and Conwy Falls are both nearby and a sight to behold.

Explore North Wales’s Castles: Wales has the largest amount of castles per square mile, in the whole world. In North Wales we have an abundance. Harlech Castle is a must-visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside Conwy and Caernarfon, all built by Edward I during his invasion of Wales. 

Have an Adventure at Zip World: Zip World is known for its thrilling adventure sports, including zip-lining, underground trampolining in a slate cavern, and quarry karting.

Visit Portmeirion: This unique village was built in the style of an Italian village by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. It’s a great place to explore and enjoy the beautiful views.

Ride the Ffestiniog and Welsh highland Railway: These historic narrow-gauge railway’s offer a stunning steam train ride through the mountains and forests of Eryri/Snowdonia. Starting from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the castle walled town of Caernarfon.

Explore the beautiful Bodnant Garden: Bodnant Garden is a world-renowned National Trust Garden and one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. Spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. It is home to National Collections and champion trees as well as the famous 55 metre long Laburnum arch that visitors flock to see in flower every May. 

Walking and Cycling:  North Wales is filled with trails suitable for both walking and cycling. Coed y Brenin Forest Park, for instance, offers a variety of walking trails and is also known as a premier mountain biking destination.

Experience the Dark Skies: Snowdonia National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it an excellent spot for stargazing. On a clear night, you can see the Milky Way, numerous constellations, shooting stars, and occasionally the Northern Lights.

Remember that the weather in Snowdonia can change quickly, so always check local forecasts, and ensure you have appropriate clothing and equipment, particularly if you’re venturing into the mountains.

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