The beautiful national park of Snowdonia is located in North Wales, and is an ideal destination for UK travel. There are endless opportunities and things to do within the area, meaning that no matter how many times you’ve been it’ll still be as good as the first. This article highlights just a few of the top attractions and a few personal favourites too.
Mount Snowdon & Snowdon Mountain Railway
Probably the most stunning aspect of this area is of course mount Snowdon, standing at 3,560 ft it is the highest point in England and Wales. I would definitely recommend that every visitor should reach the summit to experience the true beauty of the area. Even if you’re not up to the challenge of walking up, the Snowden Mountain Railway gives everyone the opportunity to reach the top. I personally think it’s one of the most spectacular rail journeys, as travelling along slowly allows you to really capture the stunning scenery. However, if you’re a more adventurous type walking up is a definite must, as the multiple paths that vary in difficulty give many different vantage points of the mountain.
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
This magical rail journey explores the true heritage the Welsh Highland Railway by allowing visitors to find about the narrow gauge railways of Porthmadog and how they became famous. As well as taking a short ride on the train, there is also a stop at the engine sheds giving you the opportunity to really see how things operate. A family ticket is the best deal at just £18.50, with more ticket options available here.
Sygun Copper Mine
Located near Beddgelert, this abandoned copper mine is an un-forgettable experience of over a hundred years of history. It allows visitors to explore the underground mine on foot, with self-guided audio-visual tours through the winding tunnels and huge chambers. I personally liked the informative yet interesting nature of the tour as it gives you a real sense of life as a miner in the Victorian era. Tickets start from £6.95 and family and group bookings are available to get the best deal.
Elidir Mountain located in Llanberis, is unique in many ways, as it is completely hollow and houses the largest pumped-storage hydro-electric power station in Europe. This attraction allows visitors to take an underground tour of this amazing facility and experience how clean power is generated. Tickets start from £4.35 for the tour and advanced booking is essential especially between Easter and the end of October.
Greenwood Forest Park
Voted the Best Family Attraction in North West, this is the perfect family outing that offers many activities and rides including, the Green Dragon Coaster, Longbow Archery and Den Building. It has also won many awards for its eco credentials, as it prides itself for being extremely environmentally friendly. Tickets start from £7.65 and the park opens fully March 21st.
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