A land of sea, mountains and castle, a land filled with
heritage and history and so so much more...
Snowdonia Mountains & Coast satisfies all these expectations- and
more. It could hardly be otherwise. Some of Britain's biggest,
boldest mountain spring from its soil. The coastline is bathed in
beauty. National Parklands, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
and Heritage Coast fill much of the landscape. The attractions here
include castles, 'great little trains' and slate caverns. And there's
a world-class choice of activities on tap, everything from walking to
mountain biking, sailing to golfing.
Visitors also appreciate the area's unique 'sense of place', an almost
mystical amalgam of landscape and local culture, together with the 'Croeso'
- 'Welcome' - that's such a part of the Welsh character.
This hospitality extends to the accommodation on offer. With our
choice of Bunkhouse, self Catering Cottages and Camping/Caravanning
there's sure to be something for everyone in our family run Business,
we like to think that we can offer a taster of what life in Wales is really
like, relaxed and comfortable.
It's all here, right on your doorstep. And it's all here , so read
This National Park, the largest in Wales covering around 840 square miles
(2,175 sq km) was founded over 50 years ago. Yet it's still capable
of surprising its many visitors. We all know that it takes its name
from Snowdon - in Welsh Yr Wyddfa, 'The Tomb'. But that's just the
opening chapter in Snowdonia's story. This is unquestionably the
most scenically varied National Park in Britain. Within its boundaries
you'll find mountain, moor and sea, rocky peaks and green hills, wooded
valleys and sublimely beautiful estuaries.
let's start right at the top, at 3,560ft/1085m is the highest
peak in Wales and England. Its slopes, a volcanic jumble of screens and
cliffs rising to razor-edge summits, have attracted walkers and climbers
since the earliest days of the Great Outdoors.
It was amongst the boulder-strewn Glyderau, a neighbour of Snowdon
that the team that first conquered Everest trained in the early 1950s.
But those classic mountains in the Park's north-western corner are just
one piece in an intricate jigsaw. Snowdonia has its gentler side
too. Around Ffestiniog and Betws y Coed there are sheltered vales
clothed in ancient oakwoods, rivers and waterfalls, and the hauntingly
beautiful heather moorlands of the undisturbed Migneint.
Keep traveling and you'll come to BALA, a small town set
beside the largest natural lake in WALES and surrounded by green hills
and mountins. Further south still there are more mountains - but
again subtly differed to those of rugged Snowdon. The RHINOGYDD
above Harlech are one of Britain's few remaining true wildernesses.
And the southern gateway to the Park is guarded by mighty CADER IDRIS,
a giant summit looming over the rooftops of DOLGELLAU.
But it's in the west that you'll discover Snowdonia's biggest surprises.
THE NATIONAL PARK also embraces a spectacular coastline of sandy beaches,
dunes, headlands and esturaries. Mountains meet the sea in a memorable
encounter along the DYFI, MAWDDACH and DWYRYD estuaries, on a coast dotted
with charming resorts and villages.
So you can while away the morning on the beach and walk the hills in
the afternoon. That's the unique beauty of Snowdonia - and its scenic
diversity is matched by a wealth of outdoor activities. Follow in
the footsteps of those Everst pioneers or take a gentle stroll along a
riverbank. Go wildlife watching at nature reserves or head for the
hills on horseback. Enjoy canoeing, sailing and watersports or explore
the countryside by cycle or mountain bike.