Snowdonia is famous for its glorious landscapes and breathtaking scenery but there is more to this mountainous region than simply good look. There is a plethora of attractions and activities all over Snowdonia that make visiting the area such a unique getaway.
There is so much to see and do in Snowdonia that you simply can’t do it all on one day. Snowdonia is the ideal location for a short break for those who want to escape to the countryside but don’t want to be spending hours and hours in the car to get there. While there is plenty of camping sites in the area, B&B style accommodation is affordable and adds a touch of homely comfort and luxury to your North Wales trip.
There are several forest parks in Snowdonia which offer families the chance to explore and learn about the surrounding woodlands and the creatures that call it home. With indoor and outdoor activities and play areas, forest schools are great attractions no matter what the weather and there is enough to keep kids and adults of all ages happy and entertained.
The Sygun Copper Mine offers a rare glimpse into life in a Victorian copper mine and the hauntingly caverns are truly magnificent to look at. The former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog has been transformed into an underground trampoline and zip wire park and the mines at Conwy Falls have been opened to be explored by tourists looking for a touch of thrill seeking. The scenery might be pretty but there’s a lot going on underground at Snowdonia too.
There are many intricate and peaceful walks in Snowdonia and while walking these routes offers a great chance to marvel at the beauty of the countryside, a pony trek along these paths is a fine way to see the area. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced rider, there is the perfect horse and path for you so that you can see the coastal pathways and mountainous forests at ease on either introductory sessions or full days trekking, for experienced riders.
White water rafting
Snowdonia National Park is home to The National White-Water Centre; the home to white water rafting and kayaking in the UK. Based on the banks of the River Tryweryn, the centre enjoys optimum rafting conditions all year around as the river is dam controlled meaning the rapids are thunderously flowing throughout the summer. This is the thrill seekers nirvana and a great way to blow off some steam in the luscious natural setting of a national park.
There are countless other activities to be enjoyed in Snowdonia, all of which you can enjoy at your leisure on a short break in North Wales.