Things to do in Beddgelert
Beddgelert is a gorgeous mountain village towards the west of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. At the confluence of the Afon Colwyn and the Afon Glaslyn, it is surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Beddgelert.
Things to do in Dolgellau
With more than 200 listed buildings and a beautiful Snowdonia backdrop, Dolgellau is a handsome market town which has plenty going on all year round. It’s the perfect place to soak up a bit of local culture along with those soaring mountain landscapes. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Dolgellau.
Things to do in Llanberis
Sitting at the foot of Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon – and with two scenic lakes and an ancient woodland to explore, this beautiful mountain village is the perfect base for an adventure in North Wales. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Llanberis.
Things to do in Porthmadog
A popular harbour town on Snowdonia’s west coast, Porthmadog is a great location for all ages and holiday preferences – there are just so many great things to do both in the town and on the doorstep. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Porthmadog.
Things to do in Harlech
Harlech is a charming historic Welsh coastal town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It is a place of guts, quirk, and rather epic, timeless beauty. Sitting proud on a hillside looking out to sea, Harlech is flanked by the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the east, with Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea to the west. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Harlech.
Things to do in Abersoch
You’ll find the village of Abersoch on the southeast-facing side of beautiful Pen Llŷn. Originally a small fishing port, it’s at the mouth of the River Soch. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Abersoch.
Our guide to Zip World: Four adrenaline fuelled days out at Zip World
If you’re looking for an adrenaline fuelled family day out in North Wales then Zip World is the place for you! Here’s our guide to the four locations.
Things to do in Pwllheli
The unofficial ‘capital’ of Pen Llŷn, Pwllheli is a lovely seaside resort with a large marina and sailing community, and some great sandy beaches. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Pwllheli.
Things to do in Bala
Surrounded by mountains, rich in culture, and within easy reach of many of the region’s most popular attractions, beautiful Bala is famously home to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), the largest natural lake in Wales. Sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Berwyn mountains, the town is watched over by its own mini-massif: the Arenig mountains. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Bala.
Things To Do In Criccieth
This beautiful little Welsh coastal village seemingly has it all: ocean rollers, mountain views and an imposing medieval castle to watch over it all. Criccieth lies at the gateway to Pen Llŷn / the Llŷn Peninsula, on the shores of Cardigan Bay. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Criccieth.
Things to do in Betws-Y-Coed
The beautiful mountain village of Betws y Coed is the gateway to the mountains, forests and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Betws y Coed.
Things to do in Caernarfon
Caernarfon is one of the must-see towns of North Wales. Home to the nation’s most magnificent fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved medieval castles on the planet, it is perfect for exploring on foot, with its 13th century walls, cobbled streets, and Georgian architecture. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Caernarfon.
Things to do in Conwy
Ah Conwy, you absolute beauty. We will never fail to feel just a little bit star-struck by your rock-solid magnificence. Here’s a selection of our favourite things to do in Conwy.
Things to do in Nefyn
Nefyn is a lovely seaside village on the north coast of Pen Llŷn, with an attractive harbour and some of the best mountains-and-coast views in the UK.
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How North Wales became the adventure capital of Europe
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TOP 5 | THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN SNOWDONIA
Never let the rain stop you in Snowdonia. It’s part of the furniture and there are lots of things to do even when it pours down. So if the rain decides to visit when you are staying, here are the top 5 | things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia. 1 – WATER SPORTS It’s wet anyway so take advantage of all the watersports we have on offer. From canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and Sup’ing, it’s all available on the many stunning lakes in the area. Snowdonia Adventure Activities, Adrenalin Addicts and Bala Watersports are some of the providers. Surf Snowdonia should also be on your to-do list in the rain. 2 – STEAM TRAINS The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands is a steam train that runs from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog over the Snowdonia mountains and around the lakes. Expect stunning scenery in what is a spectacular trip. There…
The New Adventure At Zip World
The 10th of May sees the opening of the new adventure at Zip World; The Fforest Coaster… It’s another first of its kind in the UK and again, Snowdonia is the launch pad. Just another feather in the Snowdonia cap when it comes to offering unique and new to market adventure experiences…. Based on the traditional toboggan, the Fforest Coaster runs on rails making it a much faster experience. The ride is over 1000m long (over 1/2 a mile), through the stunning Betws-Y-Coed woodland where you can reach speeds of upto 40km per hour. A 500m uplift takes you to the top and then you decend from there, flying through the forest at exhilarting speeds. Unlike traditional rollercoasters, you can control your speed so for those who want the full thrill, they can go brake free whilst those who are not feeling so brave have the choice to slow things down! Open to all ages,…
Things To Do In Snowdonia During Half Term
If you are here during half term, there are no end of things to do for kids entertainment. To help you make the most of your time, here is our list of things to do in Snowdonia during half term… 1: SNOWBOARDING / SKIING The Llandudno Ski Centre is great value for money and a really great afternoon out. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or sno-tubing and they have an onsite restaurant in the style of an alpine cabin just to add to ambience! 2: CLIMB A MOUNTAIN We obviously have Snowdon in the mix, but you might want to consider something a little less full on with children in tow. Moelfre nr Barmouth, Moel Shabod in Capel Curig or Moel Eilio nr Snowdon are all good to venture up. 3: CASTLES There are over 600 castles in Wales and up here in the North we have some pretty spectacular ones. Even for those hard to…
Things To Do In Snowdonia When It Rains....
Before we start, it’s only fair to point out that it doesn’t actually rain in Wales as much as you might think. The west coast of Snowdonia in particular, fairs better weather wise, than most of the UK. Met office statistics show that the number of ‘wet days’ during the summer months is less than in England and when comparing ‘hours of sunshine’ the western coast of wales again, tends towards the top of the UK table. But you’re right of course, this isn’t Spain, and yes it might rain. So here is our line up of things to do in Snowdonia when the weather is less than perfect… Underground Adventures Like the treasures of London during the Blitz, you might want to seek refuge in some of the slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog. In 1940, on the orders of Winston Churchill, Manod Quarry was used to store all the pictures from the National and Tate…