You will not be at a loss for things to in Snowdonia. The area has become the epicentre for UK tourism and one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations for outdoor pursuits.
When most people speak of Snowdonia, they are referring to the Snowdonia National Park, perhaps best known for being the home of Wales and England’s largest mountain, Snowdon. However, Snowdonia is much more than a single mountain, it stretches across 2,000 square kilometres and has an endless selection of quaint traditional Welsh towns and villages in gorgeous settings.
Explore Snowdonia’s picturesque towns and villages
Below are some of our favourite places to visit in Snowdonia and what makes them so special.
The village of Betws-Y-Coed is as picture-postcard place as you could imagine. Located in the Conwy Valley, on the doorstep of Snowdonia’s mountainous region, the town is famous amongst mountaineers, climbers, cyclists, and mountain bikers - as well as those looking to enjoy a quiet break and fresh air. A raging river runs through the centre of the village, and the high street features character stone buildings and plenty of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs.
Another medieval town with a world-famous castle and picturesque town centre. Caernarfon is particularly great because there are many brilliant places within a short drive. Snowdon and Anglesey are just 15 minutes away by car and the Llŷn Peninsula is also easily reached by car.
Active things to do in Snowdonia
One of the reasons for Snowdonia’s surge in global tourism in recent years is thanks to the many adrenaline-fuelled and fun activity attractions. And the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery lend themselves to a wide and varied range of outdoor pursuits.
Snowdon itself is a major visitor attraction in Snowdonia. Over one million people summit the tallest mountain in England and Wales every year. People of all abilities can climb Snowdown with a variety of tracks and routes for experienced and novice hikers alike. There is also a railway that takes people to the top where you will find a large café and visitor centre.