Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park, North Wales: Hours, Address, Snowdonia National Park Reviews: 5/5

Snowdonia National Park
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207 reviews
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David R
Perth, Australia187 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went up Snowdon on a cold rainy day. Could barely see a thing up top due to the mist but worth it. Can’t remember which path we took but it was fairly challenging despite being pretty active. It took us two hours to the top and one back down.

Expect unrivalled scenery and a sense of accomplishment. Everyone is there for the same reason so expect pleasant hellos from those you pass by as you’ll be wanting to know how much further you have to go!

Wear proper walking footwear and wet weather gear. And take a backpack with supplies. And plan somewhere to get warm afterwards!
Written January 15, 2020
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York, UK38 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There are no words to describe the scenery of Snowdonia National park. We were overwhelmed and emotional every second we were there. The memories of our experience will last us a lifetime. We had the perfect weather and the colours and textures we saw were mind blowing. We have visited many other areas of outstanding beauty but for us none compare to Snowdonia. We are going to return to experience the trip by train up Snowdon later this year.
Written February 18, 2020
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New Jersey6,086 contributions
Aug 2019
Stunning national park with great mountain, lake, and valley views. If you are not hiking, hire a guide to take you around the park. There are so many legends and historical facts that you won’t know on your own such as King Arthur, Merlin, the Welsh dragon etc.
Written May 19, 2020
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Calve B
Birmingham, UK106 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Snowdon speaks for itself. Truly amazing. Must see and not the most difficult of climbs. My wife & I chose to hike up the Pyg Track and down the Miners Track as suggested by 2 friends. Great reccomendations. Perfect day in the most perfect of places.
Written July 6, 2021
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Liverpool, UK1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
Came on holiday to snowdonia this weekend and the first days it was a visit to Betsi Co Ed, spent the day walking around the town spreading corona virus and generally causing a nuisance with our North Face Jackets on.

After the big Betsi day it was time to climb the biggest mountain in the Uk, actually I think Europe, maybe even the world. Snowdon Car park was full so we just double parked on the road, there were signs up saying no parking but they must have been for Somone else. I set off climbing in my best pair of Adidas sliders and now they are ruined due to the appalling state of the path, I really think this needs to be repaired before more people ruin their best flip flops. Great to get to the top although the que to touch the summit was about an hour.

Decided we wanted to ‘wild camp’ as we had seen it on Instagram so we took our 15 person tent to Llyn Gayreoned where we pitched it up in the middle of the car park. It was a totally epic experience, we collected fire wood by breaking branches off all the near by trees and had a huge campfire on the nice bit of grass next to the lake. Sadly the bins were overflowing so we just had to leave our rubbish all over the grass and car park but it was ok as the wind got up and blew it all away in to the lake

Does Bear Grills poo in the woods? Yes he does and so do we, what a Liberating experience pooping where ever we fancied, we also left little piles of toilet paper where ever we dropped one off, like a cute little calling card

On our last day we decided to visit conwy, so many people, carnt believe how busy it was, no chance of social distancing, ah well. Ate chips on the quay, fed most of them to the cute seagulls. Had ice creams, got attacked by the seagulls, perhaps they aren’t that cute.

All in all a good holiday but really hope we can go on our package holiday to Benidorm next year, it’s warmer, beer is cheaper and they speak English not that funny Welsh
Written September 14, 2020
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Austin, TX482 contributions
May 2011
We were fortunate to be one couple of three on an organized tour of Snowdonia and other areas in North Wales from the cruise ship, Grand Princess on May 18, 2011. Our tour guide was John Hadwin, owner of VIP Travel Services. Due to our limited time in port and since it was our first time in Wales, John arranged for us to make photo stops at an amazing number of beautiful sights, given our choice to forgo lengthy visits at any of them.

Our 6-hour tour, starting at the port of Holyhead (off the coast of Anglesey), made its first brief stop at the town with the longest name in the world (15 syllables, so I won't attempt to include it here). We then went to a viewing spot on the Menai Straits and saw the first suspension bridge of its kind, plus parts of Snowdonia. From there, we visited Caernarfon Castle, Lake Padarn, some beautiful passes in Snowdonia National Park, "The Ugly House," Swallow Falls, the towns of Betws-y-Coed and Conwy (with its 13th c. castle) and returned via the scenic Synchnant Pass to Holyhead.

Despite the cloudy start to our day, we were rewarded by magnificent scenery everywhere we went. It was a wonderful combination of medieval castles and the natural beauty of mountains, water and pastoral meadows. I'd highly recommend a visit to Snowdonia and other parts of North Wales, and would suggest you spend far more time there than we did while our ship was in port. We will return.
Written June 8, 2011
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Henry P
Conwy, UK30 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Snowdonia is a beautiful are of North Wales concentrated around the mountains and lakes of the huge Snowdonia National Park.  The park's historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales's highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland and back along the North Wales coast. Popular tourist areas have breathtaking scenery, easy parking and brilliant dog walking spots.

Tourist towns such as Betwys Y coed offer great cafe's and extensive well thought out mountain biking trails. I suggest hiring an electric mountain bike to make the most of the scenery in any weather.

Driving around Snowdonia is great fun. Taking a long drive up any of the mountain passes is always great fun. For any car enthusiast driving the Evo triangle route can be very memorable.

Dog walking around Llandudno in the North with the Great Orme, Pier and other popular tourists attractions is great.

A trip through blaenau ffestiniog via the slate mines down onto the Black Rock Sands beach is always good. The beach is open to cars meaning you can drive onto the sand, just don't get stuck!

Further down the Llŷn Peninsula Abersoch is worth a visit, especially during summer high season for a surprisingly high end mix of shops, cafes and pubs.

Written January 31, 2019
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mary w
Bristol, UK58 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
As you travel up through the hills into Snowdon Park you gradually rise higher and higher. In the distance you can see cars looking tiny on the steeps upward slopes. The scenery is just gorgeous.
You arrive at the railway that takes you up Snowdon and it's a lovely little village absolutely bustling with people the day we were there. The train was all booked for the day, but at £145 to take our family up the mountain, we would not have bought tickets anyway!
It's all hills in this area, so I asked the ticket seller which one was actually Snowdon.
He gave us directions to go a couple of miles away and stand on the middle of a lovely old stone bridge and look back. On this bridge is a brass map showing you exactly which one is the Snowdon peak. This view was one of the prettiest I have ever seen.
The whole park is so beautiful. You can appreciate it by just driving through and stopping now and again, or if you are a lot younger than me, get your walking boots on and spend a week there. But the slopes are big. You would have to be fit to walk the park, and to go up the mountain. There are also cable cars going up Snowdon.
A beautiful place to get lost in.
Written October 4, 2014
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Porthmadog, UK36 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
It seems some people have been deterred from visiting Snowdonia and surrounding areas (such as the Lleyn Peninsula) by recent weather (or more accurately, weather forecasts seemingly driven by the 'Ministry of Misery'). This is however a year-round destination. If the mountains themselves are less accessible at any time then the surrounding towns and coast are equally desirable destinations. Even during January and February we enjoyed walks from Porthmadog along Black Rock sands, almost deserted but with stunning views back over snow-capped mountains. The changing seasons are part of the appeal, and the scenery among the very best in the world. We have always found a warm welcome in contrast with the rather compacent attitude of some other well-known parts of the UK.
Written April 17, 2013
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Nontron, France645 contributions
Jun 2011 • Family
We lived in the Snowdonia National Park and explored it for over 40 years before moving to France recently. The scenery is magnificent in al parts of the park. There are miles of marked walks in the hills. Snowdon to conquer either on foot up one of the paths to the summit or the cheats way on the little train which reaches the new Hafod Eryri visitor centre and cafe at the top.
The part of Snowdonia which is my favourite - maybe I am biased, is around the River Mawddach Estuary which is to the south of the park. This part is towered over by the mighty Cader Idris - Idris being a giant in Celtic mythology and the mountain his chair. This area is not to be missed, Quite often visitors head for the highest mountain in Wales and sadly miss this very beautiful area. It has forests, marked walking trails, pretty seaside towns such as Barmouth and Harlech as well as Dolgellau an ancient market town nestling under the mighty Cader Idris.
If you have the opportunity to visit Wales DO NOT miss Snowdonia and in particular the more southern part.
Written April 26, 2012
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