Five Things you can’t miss in Snowdonia National Park

From impressive scenery, medieval castles and a village seeped in legend there are plenty of amazing sites in this world famous National Park, but here are the five which you definitely cannot miss!

1. Snowdon

Okay so this is a pretty obvious one but no trip to Snowdonia would be complete without seeing the highest peak of Wales. You can climb to the top of the summit or take the train. I would definitely recommend walking it if you can- it took us just under 4 hours but once you get to the top there’s a great sense of achievement and you are rewarded with some incredible views of the Welsh landscape.

2. The Village of Beddgelert

The famous Welsh village is said to be the resting place of a legend, the faithful dog Gelert who is rumoured to have protected a prince’s infant son from the snarling jaws of a wolf. You can learn more about the story and see a statue of the famous dog in the centre of Beddgelert.

3. Welsh Wildlife

With its dramatic mountain scenery and rolling green valleys Wales is home to a spectacular range of wildlife including mountain sheep. The Glaslyn Osprey Project provides visitors the chance to see a breeding pair and provides 24 hours of protection for these magnificent birds of prey. The rock pools dotted along the Welsh coastline are teeming with a variety of marine life and make a great place to go crabbing.

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4. The Swallow Falls

Tucked away in the midst of a woodland, the Swallows Falls are a dramatic addition to the landscape. A rather slippery and narrow path allows you to witness the water as it cascades over the rocks plunging into the pool below.

5. Conwy Castle

The breathtaking view of the towering walls of this impressive fortress built for Edward I showcase some seriously impressive architecture. Head to the top of the turrets for some stunning views of the surrounding estuary.

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