Snowdon Summit

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Recommended by 59 out of 59 hikers

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  • Craig Taylor

    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 UK, the weather can turn at a moment's notice, so pack a raincoat regardless of the weather forecast, and be prepared to get your kicks from the climb—not the view. The summit is home to a fantastic summit station, complete with tea, coffee, beer and cider, and tons of merchandise if you're into that sort of thing. You can also get tickets for the train that'll take you back down the mountain, just prepare to part with 20 pounds for the privilege. If you do take the train, it'll drop you out in the village of Llanberis, from where the Snowdon Shuttle will take you back to your car if you came up one of the other paths.

    • 03/08/2017

  • Craig Taylor

    Spot for a quick coffee or a beer on the summit. You can also buy train tickets here, just be warned: they're not cheap. A single adult ticket back down the mountain costs £22.

    • 12/06/2017

  • David

    Great spot on a clear day. All those that are not able to climb can take the train and meet you at the cafe.

    • 06/03/2018

  • David

    Check the weather forecast before you climb if you want a view. The weather can change very quickly up there.

    • 06/03/2018

  • Roger

    Great views in good weather. Still spectacular in bad weather. Huge sense of achievement just getting there. I smiled for hours after making it to the top.

    • 07/03/2018

  • Craig Taylor

    The top of the world! If you're in Wales, anyway. The view from the top is cracking when the weather's good, but we didn't have such luck on our trip. To snap a photo of the summit cairn, you may have to stand in line.

    • 30/05/2018

  • Samuel Townsend

    Amazing walk to the top of an amazing mountain! Typically takes 4 hours to reach the summit and 2 hours to get down. Views are great on a clear day. Don't take the train if it's a cloudy day you won't be able to see a thing from the summit just endless fog. Amazing hike for beginner's.

    • 05/09/2018

  • Samuel Townsend

    Great views on a clear day!

    • 05/09/2018

  • Roger

    Wow just wow! Climb a mountain and theres a cafe right at the top! It also has a gift shop!

    The train arrives here (not that I went on the train) so every hour or so a trail of 80 passengers trail through to look at the summit before catching the train back.

    Dont bank on walking up and catching the train back down - that dosent happen - tickets are for a round trip so theres unlikley to be any spare seats.

    • 07/03/2018

  • Tom

    I prefer to walk up and down, but in truth I don't think it matters how you get up to the top, just get there to take in the view.

    • 08/06/2018

  • Martinwalford@aol.com

    We parked in the Pen y Pass car park (£5 for the whole day but you'll need coins for the meter) and took the Snowdon Ranger path up and back. We are fairly fit over-60s and were very lucky with the weather and conditions. It took us 6 hours in total with 30 minutes at the summit. Beware though, there are some fairly steep scrambles that we found quite challenging, but Wow! The views are incredible and we're really glad we did it.

    • 05/08/2018

  • Samuel Townsend

    Tea and refreshments served at the cafe at the top it can get crowded on a sunny day. Train is expensive but worth it on a sunny day. DONT TAKE THE TRAIN IF ITS A NOT CLEAR DAY you will not be able to see anything from the summit.

    • 05/09/2018

  • Jon

    Each route is so different.
    Even if it's misty at the top, you get a great sense of achievement getting to the summit. Remember to leave enough time and take snacks.

    • 22/09/2018

  • He Rides Bikes

    It’s a highlight in that’s its at the top of a magnificent mountain. Other than that it’s one of the most hideous mountain tops I’ve ever stood on. Way too many people up there and the cafe area is like the back of a football stand!

    • 05/10/2018

  • Roger

    A great sense of achievement. Well worth the view but can be foggy.

    • 27/05/2018

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Location: in Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

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