Explore wild landscapes, historic villages and the country’s biggest natural lake at Snowdonia National Park, a stunning natural oasis in Wales. Dominated by the mammoth-sized Snowdonia mountain range, the 2,000-square-kilometer park is a haven for hiking, climbing, riding, and rafting.
Take the historic steam train to the summit of Mount Snowdon, where you can soak up the scenery over high tea at the summit cafe or tackle the country’s highest peak on foot. Hikers shouldn’t miss Ogwen Valley, home to some of the park’s most dramatic geological rock formations and glistening glacial lakes, like Cwm Idwal.
History enthusiasts can visit Harlech Castle, a 13th-century fortress built by King Edward I with a grey sandstone facade, massive twin towers, and a fascinating visitor center. Looking for an active adventure? Go white-water rafting along the Tryweryn River, trampoline inside Llechwedd Slate Caverns or fly on Europe's longest and fastest zip-line.
Snowden National Park is located in north-western Wales and connected to the United Kingdom by road, rail, and coach. Drivers can reach the park via the M56 and A55, while commuters can utilise the North Wales Coast Line, Conwy Valley Line and Cambrian Line.