Places to visit in Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park is a place of exquisite beauty and peace. There are acres of breathtaking scenery and miles of landscape to explore. Within the national park are plenty of attractions which range from treks and trails, historic castles and museums and thrill-seeking adventure parks. There truly is something for everyone of all tastes and ages all enclosed within this scenic and unique national park.

Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive from Porthmadog making our town a great base from which to explore all the park has to offer. Come back to our comfortable hotel in Porthmadog after a day immersed in nature and wonder for a good meal and great company.


The mountain at the namesake of Snowdonia National Park is one very big attraction, literally. Many climbers and walkers are drawn to the area with the wish to climb the infamous mountain. It is easy to get lost in the majestic views and spectacular scenery with many climbers feeling as though they had entered another world. Plan your trip and allow plenty of time for both the ascent and descent. Bad weather can make even the easier trails slightly dangerous underfoot so make sure you are wearing appropriate shoes and clothing. Take plenty of snacks and drinks and be sure to tidy up after yourself.

National Slate Museum

Once a site of a working slate mine, the National Slate Museum offers a true glimpse of history. The tour starts with a film about the slate industry before moving on to a demonstration of slate cutting and a live blacksmith demonstration. There is plenty to see such as displays depicting life in the mine and the processes used to produce the slate as well as a quarry hospital, which is not for the faint of heart. With walks available, a kid’s play area, café and canoeing on the lake; the National Slate Museum offers a varied and full day out.


For those who like a bit of old fashioned engineering then the Snowdon Mountain Railway, Bala Lake Railway and the Llanberis Lake Railway are for you. Take in the glorious sights of the national park as you ride steam engines in style. With plenty of times to choose from, plan your journeys in advance and sit back and enjoy the ride.

Copper mine

Don your hard hat and explore the old copper mine and experience life as it was for miners. Explore the caverns before climbing the 96 steps out of the mine to be greeted with the most wonderous views of the mountains. Enjoy a bite to eat in the café before panning for gold to see if you can find your fortunes.

Snowdonia is about so much more than just beautiful scenery – with all these exciting and educational opportunities, you could have fun while learning more about the area – why not give it a try?