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Destination: Snowdonia National Park Tours

Snowdonia
Description:
Stunning mountain region in the north of Wales
Region: North Wales
Pronounced: snow-do-nea
Time to spend here: 1 - 2 days
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Snowdonia, Wales
SnowdoniaSnowdonia National Park

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. 

Local Activities
Mount Snowdon Steam Railway
Snowdon Steam Railway, Snowdonia
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SnowdonWalk 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!
National Slate Museum
National Slate Mining Museum, Snowdonia
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SnowdonThe 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. 
Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle, Snowdonia
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SnowdonHarlech Castle spectacularly perched on a rock 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. 
Portmeirion
Portmeirion, Snowdonia
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SnowdonPortmeirion 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.
Narrow Gauge Steam Railways
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SnowdonSnowdonia is full of Narrow Gauge Steam Railways, such as The Ffestiniog Railway (Porthmadog – Blaenau Ffestiniog), The Welsh Highland Railway (Caernaerfon to Porthmadog), The Llanberis Lake Railway, and Talyllyn Railway at Tywyn. All are loved by children and adults alike and share some superb Snowdonian scenery en route.
Dolgellau
Dolgellau, Snowdonia
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SnowdonDolgellau 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.
Betws-y-coed
YBetws-y-coed, Snowdonia
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SnowdonFrom 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.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
Cadw Welsh Heritage Pass
CADW Welsh Heritage pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Caernarfon, Llandudno and Conwy
Transport options in this area: 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.
Quote:
"Views. Snowdonia has them in such spectacular abundance that you quickly run out of superlatives to describe them."
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