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“Breathtaking Scenery”

Snowdonia National Park
Ranked #109 of 770 things to do in North Wales
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Whilst staying in Llandudno recently, we spent a day (and we were blessed with lovely weather) driving around Snowdonia, and we were not dissappointed, the scenery was fantastic. We especially enjoyed our vist to the village of Betsw-y-Coed where you can wander by the side of the river or enjoy some food in one of many eateries, if you are in North Wales, it's a must that you visit this National Park.

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

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.

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Reviewed June 8, 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.

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Reviewed May 17, 2010

Having traveled the world I have rarely seen anything as beautiful as Snowdonia.
If you enjoy walking there are gentle walks beside the Conway river or tougher walks up,down or both up Snowdon .
At Llanberis (Snowdon) there are lots of attractions such as Electric Mountain, a tour of quite a unique underground hydro electric system. There is also the Welsh National Slate Centre where we stopped for what we thought would be an hour or so but finished staying for most of the day.
Walk or have a picnic beside the river at Betws-y-Coed, fantastic, and look for the rare rock cannon.
We stayed in a self catering cottage on Carnedau Farm, at a working sheep and cattle just outside Llanrwst. What a fabulous base it was certainly 5*, as were the owners Margaret and Rob Mathews. They were so friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. We found this property by chance in the Wales Holidays brochure. They had two cottages in the farm yard, one had wheelchair access and was built to accommodate people with disabilities. Being a working farm it would certainly be interesting for children, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Our cottage was very comfortable, clean and really well equipped. If we needed anything else the farmers wife was always happy to oblige.
I could go on and write a book about the area, there is so much to see and do so look at the leaflets.
The nearby town has everything you could want including a market in the town square and even a livestock market. It also has good verity of shops with a great Fish and Chip and bakers. We cannot wait to go again and have already booked for next year as it does get full very quickly so don’t delay

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Reviewed August 9, 2017
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