Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. It is an area where people live and work but also where thousands come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities.More information
Since 1896, visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway appreciating the truly spectacular views of the glorious, ancient landscape. Trains travel to the Summit, which at 3,560ft (1085m), is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Here you can enjoy cakes or hot savouries and a drink while overlooking the valleys below from the panoramic windows. This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales.More information
Yr Wyddfa. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. Standing tall over the village of Llanberis, Snowdon is a mix of ice-scoured cirques, sculpted narrow crests and towering cliffs which offer panaromic views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland. There are six main routes to the 1085m summit: The Llanberis Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path or the Snowdon Ranger Path.More information
The Museum is housed in the industrial Victorian workshops that once serviced and maintained the enormous Dinorwig slate quarry, featuring Victorian era slateworkers' cottages that were taken down stone by stone and re-erected on the site. The museum includes the multi-media display, To Steal a Mountain, showing the lives and work of the men who quarried slate there. The workshops themselves including foundry, smithy, saw sheds and Caban (Mess Room). The museum also has the largest working waterwheel in mainland Britain.More information
Built by King Edward I in the late 13th Century, Caernarfon Castle was designed to be the most striking castle in Wales.More information
The narrow gauge heritage railway runs for 5 miles, taking you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, crossing possibly Britain's shortest river and passing Llanberis' twin lakes to Llanberis village. From here the train runs through the Padarn Country Park giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. The journey stops at Cei Llydan picnic spot and again at The Slate Museum at Gilfach Ddu, where you can look around the museum, visit the gift shop and cafe or watch the driver putting water into the engine and stoking the fire.More information
A chance to travel back in time like the Snowdonia 1890 families and find out about medical treatment for 19th century quarrymen. Due to the quarry being an extremely dangerous place to work. The hospital opened in the 1860s and led the way in emergency medicine, it was one of the first in the country to acquire an X-ray machine.More information
Described as one of North Wales best kept secrets, hidden from view near to Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey. Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last 18 years. With contrasting formal and picturesque elements they extend to some 10 acres, three different gardens have been discovered, including an unusual walled garden with curving walls and pool, a secret valley garden with three waterfalls and river, and an upper woodland garden with stone outcrops and the remains of a folly.More information
Dolbadarn Castle stands above Llyn Padarn, between Caernarfon and Snowdonia. Built by the Welsh Princes, it dates to the 13th century and was built by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. The castle is dominated by a massive round-towered keep, still standing up to 40 feet (15.2m) high, enclosing a complex series of chambers and guarded by walls 8 feet thick.More information
Discover over 150 species at the biggest aquarium in Wales where you can see all the creatures which live in seas around the coast of Wales and Britain such as seahorses, sharks, octopus, lobsters and more. As well seeing all the creatures, you can learn all about British marine habitats and the research and conservation work which is helping to save them.More information
Surf-Lines provide canoeing, kayaking, climbing, coasteering, gorge scrambling, mountain walking, orienteering and team building in the idyllic setting of Snowdonia with sheltered lakes, white water rapids, mountain peaks and hidden valleys. Experienced instructors provide exciting 2hr, 1/2 day, full day and multi day activities or courses.More information
Velocity is “The Nearest Thing to Flying”! Home to the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world. The mile long zip line provides riders with a birds-eye view of the historic quarry and the spectacular North Wales coastline and beyond from a breath-taking spot more than 1,000ft up. This adrenalin fuelled attraction offers visitors a unique experience. Speeds well in excess of 100mph can be reached.More information
An outdoor park attraction for all the family. Meet different animals, hop on the mini railway and enjoy one of the fabulous adventure play areas with didi cars, tree house and a mini zip wire.More information
Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as being rated amongst the top ten amusement parks in the UK on Trip Advisor. The park includes the world’s only people powered roller coaster, the longest sledge run in Wales, a Jungle Boat Adventure big, bouncy Giant Jumper and more.More information
The current Penrhyn Castle was built between 1820 and 1833 for George Hay Dawkins Pennant by the famous architect Thomas Hopper. This enormous castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait and is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. It also has an outstanding collection of paintings. The castle features restored kitchens and stable block houses. In the 60 acres of grounds, there is also an industrial railway museum and a model railway museum.More information
Betws-y-coed is one of the main villages in Snowdonia National Park, and provides an ideal base for exploring the 800 square miles of parkland.More information
Pili Palas Nature World is Anglesey's top family award winning attraction. With something for everyone, the day will fly by whatever the weather. With a free quiz to guide you around, enter a jungle full of tropical butterflies, sing with Elvis the parrot, visit Billy the 14ft Burmese Rock Python, walk through lizard land. Then, go through meerkat tunnel and into the bug zone where you'll come face to face with all sorts of creepy crawlies!
Discover more in the tropical hide, then, cuddle a cute rabbit in Pet's Corner before walking out into the farmyard and onto the nature trail: the perfect place for all explorers to find bugs, animals and wild birds.
Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia Mountains.
The 1930s restyled interior is famous for its Rex Whistler association and contains his exquisite romantic mural and the largest exhibition of his works.More information
Beaumaris Castle on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece but is nonetheless regarded by many as the finest of all the great Edwardian castles in Wales. It was built as one of the 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I, to stamp his authority on the Welsh.More information
Located on the airfield of the former RAF Llandwrog, the museum has an impressive collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia. The museum offers the opportunity to get close up to some historic aircraft. Unusually, visitors may enter the cockpits of some of the aircraft and find out what it is like to sit in the narrow confines of a jet fighter aircraft.More information
Ranged around the lake of Llyn Padarn, this 800-acre park enjoys some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales.More information
Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, otherwise known as Llanberis Falls, is situated a few hundred metres upriver from the centre of Llanberis and is probably one of the most impressive waterfalls in Wales. The Waterfall plunges over a hundred feet in two stages into a gorge.More information
This walk offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK at the oldest National Nature Reserve in Wales.
It takes you into a normally inaccessible upland environment, and through beautiful ice-sculpted Cwm Idwal – a bowl-shaped hollow filled with the crystal clear waters of Llyn Idwal. The site is world famous for its rock formations and its rare and fragile plant life.More information
Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales and one of the countries’ most visited attractions. This area of outstanding natural beauty and designated a site of special scientific interest can be viewed from a location above the river with no strenuous walking or for the more energetic there are steps leading down to a platform close to the river edge.More information
Aber Falls is a waterfall located about two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, Wales. The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Several small Bronze Age settlements including an excavated roundhouse and smithy, several standing stones and cairns are also present.More information
Snowdon Summit’s Visitor Centre, Hafod Eryri, receives on average half a million visitors a year and it’s not hard to see why. On a clear day the views can stretch as far as Ireland. On arrival at the Summit, railway passengers and walkers are welcomed in to a modern contemporary environment, an amazing feat of engineering on the top of a mountain. This unique building was built to withstand the mountain weather conditions, whilst blending in with its natural surroundings. The building is clad in oak and granite, and panoramic windows reveal wonderful views to the valleys below, 1085m above sea level.More information
Puffin Island Pleasure Cruise from Beaumaris Pier provides stunning panoramic views of Pennon lighthouse, Puffin Island, and the Snowdonia Mountain Range.
The cruise offers the chance to see the large range of local bird life in their natural habitats. When you arrive at Puffin Island, you can expect to see at least 12 different species of sea bird. A colony of grey seals can often be seen basking in the sunshine, or swimming in the sea as well as Harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins.More information
Anglesey Sea Zoo is a unique aquarium with over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife! Instead of large sharks, tropical fish or sea turtles, you’ll find fascinating creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus, lobsters, seahorses, conger eels and catsharks! You’ll also learn about British marine habitats and the research and conservation work which is helping to save them.More information
A remarkable underground experience. Abandoned in 1903 but now reopened to visitors, Sygun tells the story of Victorian miners. Nowadays, it’s hard to believe that such gritty industrial heritage exists amongst so much natural beauty.
Take a self-guided tour of the old workings. See audio-visual presentations and stalactites and stalagmites as well as copper ore veins containing traces of silver and gold. Children's adventure playground, museum and panning for gold above ground.More information