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Have fun near Snowdonia!

There are always many events in the towns and villages surrounding the majestic mountain of Snowdon.

Snowdonia, the hauntingly beautiful heartland of North Wales, has been attracting visitors for generations. Take a trip on a Great Little Train, marvel at the myths and legends or explore underground. Industrial heritage, museums, stately homes and adventure playgrounds - there is something for everyone. It is truly one of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe.

Called Eryri (the place of eagles) in Welsh, Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment, with Snowdonia National Park at its heart and much more. People have lived, worked and thrived in this unique Celtic principality for more than 5000 years. Their legacy is a land which will intrigue the visitor with its rich opportunities for adventure, activity and discovery.

This guide to the best of the region's tourist attractions gives you concise information about their facilities. Full contact details are supplied to check a particular attraction's timetable for the dates you're here. Many arrange special events, and most have shops or cafés too.

The majestic mountain top adventure!

Since 1896 visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway. Trains travel to the summit of Snowdon, which at 3,560ft (1085m), is the highest mountain in England and Wales. The surrounding countryside boasts dramatic landscape and scenery. This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales.

For more than 113 years holiday makers and walkers have been appreciating the truly spectacular views they have experienced while claiming the ascent of Snowdon as a lifetime adventure. As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer.

Based on Victorian engineering Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only public rack and pinion railway in the United Kingdom and a true majestic mountain adventure.


Find out what's going on in North Wales

Enjoy the fun and events of North Wales

Events in Llandudno

There is so much to do and such a busy calendar all year round in Llandudno, the Premier North Wales holiday resort and part of Conwy County Borough in the United Kingdom. This is an independent website dedicated to the promotion of my hometown and its natural and traditional attractions.

Llandudno lies between two notable carboniferous headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme (both within the Conwy County Borough), with the Irish Sea on one side and the estuary of the River Conwy on the other. It is these headlands and the two waterfronts, the North Shore and the West Shore, that give the tourist resort of Llandudno its special appeal.

Traditional seaside entertainment

Here Punch and Judy still entertain the children in the traditional manner, just as they have always done. ‘Professor’ Codman brought Punch to Llandudno in 1860 and the Codman family still run the puppet show daily during the summer on the wide promenade near the pier at the foot of the Great Orme.

Donkey and Pony Rides have been popular on Llandudno’s sandy beach for over 125 years and continue to appeal to the children of all ages. They were introduced by Elizabeth Hughes (the Donkey Lady) and her family continue the tradition with others to the present day. You can even go horse riding in the area.

At Llandudno there are usually donkey rides available on both of the town’s immaculate beaches, on sunny summer days, subject to the tide tables.

Llandudno Town Trail

Llandudno is proud of its carefully planned Victorian town centre with its wide streets and attractive sea front including its broad uncluttered promenade and invites visitors to take the town trail, which is a carefully planned walk round Llandudno's interesting streets. You are welcome to follow the walk on the internet, just click on the picture to the right.

Llandudno has two great beaches, the north shore with its many hotels (a few seen here) and its wide promenade, and the west shore (see below) with fewer hotels and a quiet relaxed environment.

Much more than just a train ride

As well as your Mountain Top Adventure on Britain’s highest rack railway, there is so much more to see and do at Snowdon Mountain Railway. Browse through the range of quality gifts, souvenirs and clothing on sale at the Station Gift Shop and in the new Summit Visitor Centre. Indulge your taste buds with a tempting selection of Welsh produce freshly cooked at the Taste of Wales Platform Grill or sit down to a hearty meal, or just a hot drink and a sandwich, in the Llanberis Café. Also, before your train departs, make time to experience our audio visual presentation ‘To The Summit of Snowdon’, absolutely free, to all passengers in the Snowdon Theatre.

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