Snowdon is a major tourist attraction, attracting over 300,000 visitors every year. What makes Snowdon so popular is the fact that climbers and hikers of all abilities can summit its peak. There are a great variety of trails and routes to take – all of which boast incredible views. Visitors should be careful; Snowdon is a serious mountain and as such, it shouldn’t be underestimated. Those climbing it should be fully prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear, and food and drink.
Explore the Snowdonia National Park
There is more to Snowdonia than Snowdon! With the popularity of Snowdon, the rest of Snowdonia National Park can be overlooked. There are an endless number of hikes and interesting places to visit in the area. For people fond of the outdoors or those looking for family adventures there really is nowhere better!
Surf Snowdonia is a really unique attraction – in fact it was the first facility of its kind in the world. It is an ‘inland surf lagoon’ offering beginner and experienced surfers a wave every 2 minutes – there’s no better way to give surfing a go or hone your existing skills!
There is also plenty of other fun stuff to do there such as a high-ropes course, an indoor play area, zip line, and a climbing centre.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway is the most comfortable way to conquer Snowdon. The train to the summit has been running since 1896, departing from Llanberis, a lovely village at the foot of the mountain.
The train offers a unique perspective on the regions world-famous landscapes and scenery; passing rivers, waterfalls, and traditional stone cottages. The railway takes you right up to the summit where you will find the UK’s highest visitor centre.
Snowdonia zip wire
For adrenaline junkies, flying down one of the area’s zip wires might be the perfect day out! There are now several venues to choose from; Zip World’s “Velocity” is the most famous in the region as it’s the fastest zip wire in the world, set above a disused quarry in Bethesda. Zip World also operate a 1,000m long zip wire in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Another zip line can be found in Adventure Parc Snowdonia (Surf Snowdonia) in Dolgarrog.
As well as the the longest and fastest ziplines mentioned above, Zip World also offer a range of unique and thrilling attractions across Snowdonia. From Bounce Below, a vast network of trampolines in the caverns of an old slate mine, to the ‘Treetops’ high-ropes course with thrilling obstacles, to downhill carting, and their latest attraction Fforest Coaster, a mountain rollercoaster.
Discover Snowdonia’s waterfalls
There’s something majestic about waterfalls and they make for great destinations and photo opportunities. Snowdonia has some incredible natural waterfalls, set along brilliant walks which make for fantastic days out for the entire family.
Here’s some of Snowdonia’s waterfalls that we think are particularly worth visiting:
- Aber Falls
- Dolgach Falls
- Nantcol Falls
- Swallow Falls
- Conwy Falls (Fairy Glen)
- Fairy Falls