Sightseeing in Snowdonia
North Wales is a place of varied natural drama, from beaches to mountain ranges, forests to lakes, waterfalls to underground mines and caverns. There is also a vast range of attractions including castles, museums and gardens. Based near Llanrwst you won’t have to go far to find something new and interesting to discover. In each of our properties you will find a comprehensive selection of information and suggestions to make your stay a memorable one.
Popular Sightseeing Locations in North Wales
Here are a few of the most popular attractions:
Castles: Conwy and Caernarfon
Houses: Plas Mawr, Plas Newydd and Penrhyn
Museums: The National Slate museum
Gardens: Bodnant and Plas Cadnant
Waterfalls: Aber falls and Swallow falls
And of course a visit to the Italianate village of Portmeirion designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925 should not be missed.
One of the best ways to enjoy the magnificent scenery of north Wales is on board one of the many narrow gauge steam trains.
The Ffestiniog Welsh Highland railway runs from the harbour at Porthmadog and the backdrop of Caernarfon Castle, to the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog. You can enjoy the sights from the comfort of a carriage, climbing more than 700 feet from the sea to the peaks of Snowdon.
The Snowdon mountain railway from Llanberis heads along two major viaducts via a waterfall and an ancient forest to the peak of Snowdon, ending at the visitor centre with marvellous views across Snowdonia.
On the Llanberis lake railway you will see the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, twin lakes, the village of Llanberis and the historic Padarn Country Park from a vintage steam train rescued from local quarries. The five-mile trip offers enviable views of Snowdon, a chance to admire the fire-stoked engine and a lakeside picnic opportunity on the way back.