Snowdonia National Park guide | VisitBritain

Snowdonia National Park

Valleys of green and grey

Snowdonia National Park | VisitBritain

Snowdonia National Park


Snowdonia National Park, in North West Wales, is the largest National Park in Wales, home to 100 lakes, 37 miles of pristine coastline and beaches, moors and wetlands, and 90 mountain peaks.

You’ll find some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery in Snowdonia National Park, including Snowdon, the highest mountain in England at Wales at 1,085m, and Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales. Add to this 823 square miles of natural adventure playground to explore and you have an outdoor experience that’s hard to beat.

The rugged mountain peaks and low valleys make the perfect setting for a relaxing walk, challenging highland trek or off-road mountain bike climb. And the mountain lakes, rushing rivers and harbour waters are home to opportunities for sailing, surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and white-water rafting.

The area is steeped in history and culture, and there’s plenty of it to see, from Stone Age burial chambers and Roman forts to churches and castles. King Edward I built a series of castles during his conquest of North Wales in the 13th century, many of which are still around today. Don’t miss the stunning Harlech Castle perched on a cliff top and Caernarfon Castle , one of the world’s finest medieval structures.

Top 5 things to see and do

1. Take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Snowdon

2. Visit Conwy, one of Wales’ best preserved medieval towns

3. Enjoy the tales of King Arthur and other Welsh legends at King Arthur’s Labyrinth

4. Storm King Edward I’s fortresses at Harlech and Caernarfon

5. Relax on a sailboat or with a spot of fishing at Llyn Tegid

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