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.<13'>