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Snowdonia National Park – Simply Breathtaking!

Snowdonia has to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Wales.

With a National Park stretching across 823 square miles and home to over 26,000 people, it’s one hell of a place!

Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales,  has the highest mountain in England or Wales, and Wales’ largest natural lake. Explore cute villages such as Beddgelert and Betws y Coed, although be aware that many of the locals speak Welsh!

Thousands flock every year to take in the breathtaking views and healthy outdoor activities that the National Park has to offer. Catch the wildlife of the area, its cultural heritage and its natural beauty.

There are many tours and guided walks to participate in and around Snowdonia, from underground adventures to tours on working farms, with narrow gauge railway trips breaking everything up. If you feel adventurous you can even try out white water rafting!

If you’re more interested in historic sites, we have some of those too! King Edward I campaigned across Wales during the 13th century, building castles and walls which would help to keep the Welsh out of England.  Ten castles were built to form a “ring of stone” around Wales, thus keeping the rebellious Welsh out of England. Many of these castles have been preserved as historic sites, which  means you can admire the cheekiness of the English even now!

If you’re up for a more active holiday, why not try one of Snowdonia’s many exciting activities, including rafting? There are lots of inland lakes in Snowdonia, most notably Llyn Tegid in Bala, a great spot for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing!  Llyn Gwynant nearby can be recognised as a location from Tombraider II and offers canoeing, rafting and kayaking. If you feel brave you can be introduced to white water rafting here, or simply hone your skills!

If you’d like something more sedate, there is some excellent fishing to be had.

Snowdonia has more than one hundred lakes across it, all of which are just a little bit different – from the largest natural like in Wales, Llyn Tegid, to the beautifully glacial Llyn Cwellyn, most are well-stocked with fish.

Trawsfynydd lake is home to international fishing competitions, and is easily one of the best fishing spots in Wales. There is also plenty of river fishing in the region, offering wild brown trout, sea trout and lots, and lots, of salmon., as well as the 300km of coastline where shore and sea fishing abounds.

There’s no end to the exciting possibilities of Snowdonia – visit now!