One of Britain's National Parks, Snowdonia’s epic landscape ranges from deep valleys and craggy peaks to the dramatic coastline of Llyn Peninsula and beyond.
There are endless possibilities for the adventurous traveller - from climbing Wales’ highest mountain to zip-lining through the caverns of abandoned mines. But it doesn’t all have to be high-octane action, the relaxed seaside setting of Llandudno is just the spot to relax and unwind.
A BritRail pass will give you the freedom to explore North Wales' many attractions at your leisure, all for a fixed price. For shorter trips, you can book individual rail tickets in advance through the Trainline, ACP Rail, International Rail and Rail Europe. A Wales Explorer Pass would also be an option for visitors spending most of their time in Wales.
Start your journey
Snowdonia and Llandudno are easily reached by train from most major cities. Direct services run to Llandudno Junction from London Euston (3hrs), Cardiff (4hrs), Manchester (2hrs) and Liverpool (2hrs). Take the shuttle train (10mins) from Llandudno Junction to Llandudno town centre.
Day 1-2: Llandudno and Conwy
Wales’ biggest beach resort, visitors have been flocking to beautiful Llandudno since Victorian times. With 2 sandy beaches, a pier, a promenade and even Punch and Judy shows, it’s the quintessential British seaside experience.
Along with its many vintage attractions, the town’s other big draw is Great Orme, a striking limestone headland offering spectacular views of Snowdonia and the coasts of Rhyl and Conwy.
Check times for the 5 bus service, X5 or the 19 bus service from Mostyn Street.