Attractions in Snowdonia

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Snowdonia. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Snowdonia is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Snowdonia

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    Snowdon Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    The views from Snowdon's summit can be spectacular on a clear day—you just shouldn't expect to be rewarded with them on your trip. As typical in this part of the …

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    Llanberis

    Hiking Highlight

    Once a tiny peasant village, Llanberis grew up in the early 1800s, when the workers of the surrounding slate quarries moved in. Today the drowsy village is a popular destination …

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    Steam train to the summit

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Instead of a lame cablecar, the Snowdon can be reached by a beautiful oldfashioned rack and pinion train. Beside four diesel engines build in the late 1980s, there are several …

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    Pyg Track

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A good way to walk up Snowdon. Shorter but steeper than the more common Llanberis track, but also far fewer people. Depending on the wind direction can also be an …

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    Cader Idris

    Hiking Highlight

    Cadair Idris is a small range of mountains, well worth a look by any active hiker. The climb is relentless but you are rewarded with some cracking views, personally i prefer these views compared to some of the 3000s.

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    Devils kitchen

    Hiking Highlight

    The moment you arrive at Devil's Kitchen it is easy to see why the dark crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of the Goat) between Y …

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    Dan
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    Swallow Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    The best way to see this spectacular waterfall on the Afon Llugwy is from the northern bank. You follow a narrow, dramatic path with crags overhead and a forbidding abyss …

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    Dan
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    Llyn Idwal

    Hiking Highlight

    The name of the small lake Llyn Idwal refers to an old Welsh legend. In the 12th century, Owain, Prince of Gwynedd, gave his only son Idwal into the care …

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    Beddgelert

    Hiking Highlight

    Beddgelert is a magical place and starting point for beautiful hikes. The steam locomotive takes us to the Highlands. From the train station in Rhyd-Ddu you can hike to Snowdon, …

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    Miner's Bridge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The wooden bridge is surprisingly steep but a fun way to cross the river. The bridge gets its name from when Gwydyr Forest was mined for lead, zinc and copper, …

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    Dan
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    Ruins and Waterfalls

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Along the hiking trails to Snowdon's summit you can see a lot of old ruins. Most of them belong to the copper mining companies and slate quarries, which popped out …

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    Coed y Brenin, MinorTaur trail

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The blue (minotaur) trail is smooth with only a couple of hills. This was my 1st ever trail on a mountain bike, it would of been a lot more fun if my fitness was better.

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    Llyn Teyrn

    Hiking Highlight

    The wonderful stretch of mountain water has a magical atmosphere. Just off the the popular miners track walk on Snowdon, it is the perfect place to stop for a break …

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    Dan
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    Pylones of an old copper mine

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Up in the valley of Cwm Bychan you can find old pylones of an abandoned copper mine. During an early industrialization there is a lot of copper mines and slate …

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    View down to the lakes

    Hiking Highlight

    Perfect view of the lakes Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw at the intersection of Pyg Path and Miners' Path.

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    Perfekter Blick auf die Seen Glaslyn und Llyn Llydaw an der Abzweigung vom Pyg Path und vom Miners' Path.

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    Yr Wyddfa Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    Summit of snowdon here you are nearer to heaven.
    You can absolutely agree with this saying!

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    Great challenge

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Well marked trail with easy levels of difficulty and great views.

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    Pen y Pass

    Hiking Highlight

    Good parking for pyg and miners trail to snowdon

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    Roger
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    Tryfan

    Hiking Highlight

    The famous rock pyramid of the Tryfan is definitely one of the most challenging ascends of Snowdonia. All routes to the summit require serious skills in mountaineering, scrambling and orientation. …

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    Llyn Llydaw

    Hiking Highlight

    Llyn Llydaw is a beautiful natural lake nestled amid dramatic mountain peaks. The beach at the far end is the perfect place to cool off before the final descent to Pen-y-Pass.

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