In Welsh, Snowdonia is known as Eryri – ‘the place of the eagles’. It’s an appropriate name for the landscape that has given us Mount Snowdon, which stands a majestic 1,085 metres above sea level.
Whether you’re an enthusiastic walker or someone who prefers to take things easy, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding ways to enjoy the mountain range. The stunning bird’s eye view isn’t just for those who can brave the climb – the Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you right to the top, where you can unwind with a cup of tea and breathtaking views across the Irish Sea.
There’s nowhere better than Snowdonia National Park to remember you’re in the heart of castle country. From Castell y Bere to Caernarfon, Dolwyddelan to Dolbadarn, you’ll find both romantic ruins and well-preserved battlements standing proud amongst the region’s hills and lakes.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, why not try mountain biking or white water rafting? Or you could explore Snowdonia from its network of slate caverns and underground caves. This is a landscape which you can enjoy from both above and below – making it perfect for anyone who’s in search of a little adventure. It might be just a few hours from Birmingham, but it feels a world away from the hum-drum of the everyday.
Want to discover more about stunning Snowdonia? At Wales.org, you can find the best insider information, making it easy for you to plan a trip which you and your family will never forget.