If your taste is for rugged, rocky mountains, breathtaking scenery and dramatic landscapes then you'll be drawn to these welcoming towns and villages. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is a dominant presence, but you'll also find wooded valleys, rushing rivers and clear mountain lakes. You'll have the best of all worlds, for there's attractive coastline too - the Menai Strait and northern gateway to the spectacular Llyn Peninsula.

This is well worth a visit - you will learn about the lives of the quarrymen and they have different workshops for the children.

Entrance to the Slate Museum is free- click here

Electric Mountain - hour long tour of Dinorwig Power Station - click here

Catch the steam train from the village and go on a picturesque journey through Snowdonia or take a leisurely train ride up to the summit of Snowdon - the top of Wales.



This beach is popular with the locals - a safe sandy beach with beach cafes and shops to purchase essential buckets and spades.

Dinas Dinlle

This is a long sweeping sandy bay just over the Menai Straits into Anglesey. You can see this beach from Hafod Rhug Uchaf and a walk along this stretch of sand will bring you at low tide to Llanddwyn Island where horses graze freely and where the story of Santes Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers in Wales, started.

llanddwyn beach
llanddwyn cross


Here you will find a lively university town. Bangor may be one of the smallest cities in Britain, but that doesn't prevent it from having what is said to be the longest High Street in Wales.

Why not take a walk along the picturesque pier?

bangor pier

Caernarfon is Gwynedd's County town, home to Wales' most famous Castle built by Edward I (also a World Heritage Site). There are plenty of attractions, places to eat and shops selling local produce.


Llanberis is blessed with a superb lakeside location at the foot of Snowdon - and it has an exceptional range of things to see and do.

Why not take a trip on Padarn Lake or on the Lake Railway?



Criccieth is a charming seaside town with two beaches separated by a spectacular headland castle, chosen as the cover of a new calendar to mark the 25th anniversary of Cadw, the organisation that cares for Wales's historic sites.

criccieth castle

A flourishing harbour town ideally located as a gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. There are hills and mountains above (including Moel y Gest at 860ft/262m) and the lovely Glaslyn Estuary to the east.

porthmadog harbour


Llyn, 'Snowdon's arm', is the dramatically beautiful 24-mile-long finger of land pointing into the Irish Sea. Its status as an official 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' - which goes back more than 50 years - recognises the exceptional qualities of its coastline, along which you'll find mile after mile of sandy beaches, towering headlands, sheltered coves and open bays rich in wildlife, all interlinked by the Llyn Coastal Path. Llyn is a stronghold of Welsh culture and language with a fascinating religious heritage. Visitors can trace it all by following the Pilgrim's Route along the peninsula then taking a boat trip to Bardsey Island, a wildlife haven and National Nature Reserve designated by the Countryside Council for Wales.

bardsey island

Aberdaron ia an idyllic little village of white-painted fishermen's houses and cottages perched on the tip of Llyn, the 'Land's End' of North Wales.

Originally a fishing port, now a popular and stylish seaside resort with fine beaches of golden sands.


Nefyn is a popular seaside village with harbour. Its sweeping bay has over two miles of sand leading to the picturesque port of Porthdinllaen, now owned by the National Trust.



Known as the 'capital' of Llyn, Pwllheli is a refreshing - and unusual - mix of market town and seaside. It's also a high quality sailing destination with world class watersports facilities.

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Visit the gardens of the Snowdonia National Park Environmental Studies Centre - click here


A lovely day out for all the family - travel deep underground on one of the steepest railways in the UK - click here

The National Centre for Welsh Music is a feast for the senses, with many fascinating exhibitions, tracing the history of folk music.... click here

Experience Welsh architectural extravagance at this Italianate village. Visit the sub-tropical woodland, manor house and private beach.


Beaumaris, begun in 1295, was the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales... click here

Visit the impressive castle at Harlech which was built between 1283 and 1289 ... click here

Take a ride on Britain's highest rack railway and see the rooftop of Wales.... click here

Visit Hafod Eryri the new visitor centre on the summit of Mount Snowdon.

Take the popular pleasure cruise which includes panoramic views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, Penmon Lighthouse. On arrival at Puffin Island you will have the opportunity to see as many as 12 species of sea birds in their natural habitat - Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants & Kittiwakes .... click here

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.
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Come to Glynllifon and enjoy a leisurely walk through the gardens and explore the World in eighty trees! Marvel at the hundred-foot Monkey Puzzle tree, Giant Red Cedar tree as well as the Bamboo and Rhododendron collection. Glynllifon is fun for all the family throughout the year. Click here




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