Snowdonia Attractions

Snowdonia offers visitors a choice of local attractions in the region, visitors have a choice of a number of interesting and charming places to discover. The scenic Snowdonia National Park and surrounding areas of North and Mid Wales include museums, parks, gardens, a number of historic buildings, theatre, concerts and events. Snowdonia’s location in north Wales offers visitors a wonderful landscape to enjoy the great outdoors are all within reach located close to local towns and villages with a range of things to see and do in the region.

We have outlined a number of interesting attractions and places to visit for visitors to Snowdonia and surrounding areas, these include:

Coed-y-Brenin is a managed forest of approximately 16,000 acres and contains a number of walking trails. Coed-y-Brenin is a location where you can enjoy among the best mountain biking in the UK with its way marked technical trails and has a family route, these are based at the New Visitor Centre at Dolgefeilliau. There are a number of marked family walking trails and running trails for all abilities. There is also a great play area for children, bike hire is available and a cafe that provides visitors with some breathtaking views. Coed-y-Brenin is based around the valleys of the rivers Gain, Mawddach and Wen. Further west there are the Rhinog mountains whilst to the East the remote Rhobell Fawr and to the South the wonderful Cader Idris.

The Snowdonia Riding Stables offers visitors the chance to take part in one of the popular activities in the area, riding. Visitors can ride and trek on ponies and horses in terrain that provides magnificent scenery, it can inspire and refresh at the same time. Situated in the valley of the river Gwyrfai there are miles of bridleways giving access through the countryside as visitors enjoy riding up into the hills of Snowdonia. The ponies and horses vary in size and type meaning there is one for everyone. See Snowdonia Riding Stables for further information.

Chapel of Art located in Criccieth is a nineteenth-century chapel that has been extensively restored to house exhibitions some of the collections are local, there is well established thriving local artistic community. The venue of year round classes and concerts it is worth checking what is on at any point in time as there is always something to see. Contact details, Address: 8 Marine Crescent, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0EA, Wales. Telephone: +44 (0)1766 523570.

For more than 100 years the Snowdon Mountain Railway has been taking visitors up the mountain. Regarded as a great feat of engineering, the rack and pinion railway goes close to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales. Visitors can enjoy their journey on the railway starting at Llanberis Station at the bottom of the mountain. The journey takes you through woodland and continues its journey up the mountain. On clear days visitors are treated to wonderful views especially at the summit. From the summit you can see Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Portmeirion Village and Gardens are located in Portmeirion close to Porthmadog. The village is set among its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate just how a naturally beautiful place could be developed and not have to be ruined. Portmeirion now consists of around fifty buildings, the majority are hotels and accommodation establishments, and they are surrounded by acres of sub-tropical woodland. Castell Deudraeth is a Victorian mansion that is now a brassiere style restaurant and hotel. There also a number of other tourist shops of interest.

GreenWood Forest Park is located close to the village of Y Felinheli, close to the Snowdonia National Park. Set in 17 acres of land the park offers a number of activities and areas to explore. Attractions include jungle boats, green dragon coaster, Treetop Towers, Moon Karts, Crocodile Maze and the Enchanted Wood Barn. There are a number of live shows, crafts and a daily events programme to look out for The park offers a fun filled day out for the whole family to enjoy.

King Arthur's Labyrinth is located in Corris, Mid Wales at the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Here visitors are taken on an underground boat ride telling history going back 1,000 years. Visitors are told more about King Arthur, Welsh legends along with stories and battles from the past. Also at the site is the Corris Craft Centre that includes craft studios and workshops with handmade furniture, homeware and jewellery. There is a café serving a range of hot and cold Welsh food and drinks and there is a play area for small children.

It is recommended that prior to visiting the Snowdonia; visitors do their research and ensure any sights and attractions they plan on visiting are actually open on the days you intend on coming. The transport is also worth checking as maintenance and engineering works can mean a restricted service on public transport and the road network.

Snowdonia is among the most popular national parks in England and Wales making it a popular holiday and short breaks destinations in the UK. Both the national park and the surrounding areas have plenty to offer visitors with a mix of charming historic town and villages including plenty of picturesque locations, scenic coastline and mountain landscapes to enjoy. Snowdonia includes a large number of historic attractions, museums, historic houses, parks and gardens with attractions to enjoy for the entire family. Snowdonia’s attractions ensure visitors can enjoy a short break, weekend away or a longer stay here.

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