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Snowdonia has been named as the most beautiful national park in Europe

Published on 4 Dec 2019 by Gwion Llwyd

There are several hundred jaw-dropping national parks across Europe, but Snowdonia has just been confirmed as the most beautiful of them all.

This may or may not come as a surprise to you (but if you’ve ever been to North Wales or Snowdonia we suspect it won’t).

The Snowdonia National Park has just been confirmed as being the most beautiful national park in the whole of Europe.

Holiday firm Holidu – a Germany-based holiday firm – collated data from Google, scoring Europe’s most popular national parks based on thousands of online reviews. They then put together a ranking of the top ten most popular European national parks.

Snowdonia saw off competition from the likes of beauty spots in Poland, Spain, Norway and Greece. And whilst we can’t claim to have visited every national park in Europe, we can only wholeheartedly agree with the survey’s conclusion.

Snowdonia has been named as the most beautiful national park in Europe

Snowdonia is not only the oldest national park in Wales, but it is also home to some unrivalled landscapes including the highest mountain in Wales – Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon, and the largest lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid / Lake Bala.

The stunning landscapes of the park extend for over 2000 km², offering up mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, wild forests and plenty of fresh air to its resident wildlife, rural communities and visitors.

Deserted castle ruins, countless sheep and picturesque valleys sit in the lee of those soaring mountains peaks which roll down to a beautiful coastline. It’s a rich and varied landscape where you can be in the mountains and on the beach in the same day.

Would you like to explore the most beautiful national park in Europe? Take a look at these six properties which we think showcase some of the most wonderful landscapes in what is now indisputably Europe’s most beautiful region: the Snowdonia National Park.

Luxury Holiday Cottage with Mountain Views | Clogwyn-Barn

Luxury Barn Conversion On Snowdon | CLOGWYN-BARN

Price £600- £1190

Sleeps 4 | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Snowdon | Pet Friendly | Real Fire

This luxury barn conversion on Snowdon offers spectacular holiday accommodation in a truly unique location. A wonderful example of a traditional stone built barn transformed into a 2 bedroom self catering cottage situated on the western slopes of Snowdon itself. The decor and fixtures on the inside are outdone only by the spectacular landscape on the outside.

Contemporary Holiday Cottage With Panoramic Views Over Bala | Rhos-Y-Gwaliau

Contemporary Holiday Cottage With Panoramic Views Over Bala | RHOS-Y-GWALIAU

Price £600 – £1190 / week

Sleeps 8 | WiFi | Near Pub

This contemporary holiday cottage with panoramic views over Bala is in a truly idyllic location. The front veranda looks out over fields of green pasture that roll down to the lake synonymous with this popular market town. A modern well thought out layout and spacious comfortable bedrooms make the cottage a perfect base for a family-break in the country.

Beautiful Holiday Cottage in a Remote Mountain Location | Abergeirw

Beautiful Holiday Cottage In A Remote Mountain Location | ABERGEIRW

Price £600 – £1190 / week

Sleeps 6 + Cot | WiFi | Pet Friendly | Real Fire

A beautiful holiday cottage in a remote mountain location – this stunning rural retreat comes with far-reaching views over magnificent Snowdonia landscapes.


Hot Tub, Mountain Views And A Steam Train Running Through The Garden | RHIWGOCH

Price £650 – £1290 / week

Sleeps 7 + Cot | Farm Stay | Hot Tub | WiFi | Pet Friendly | Real Fire

A stunning Welsh farmhouse with a hot tub, mountain views and a steam train running through the garden. That’s right, we said a steam train running through the garden.

Holiday Cottage in Wild Snowdonia | Ysgubor-Goch

Holiday Cottage In Wild Snowdonia | YSGUBOR-GOCH

Price £600 – £1190 / week

Sleeps 8+cot | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Snowdon | Real Fire

This beautiful barn has been converted into a very handsome holiday cottage in wild Snowdonia. A rugged farm track leads you up through a disused slate quarry and the mountains of Snowdonia to a haven of peace and tranquillity. Here a traditional welsh long barn as well as the main farmhouse nearby provides idyllic holiday accommodation for guests wanting to escape the hassle of modern life.

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