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Snowdonia National Park (Wales)
Member Name: cindy1
Snowdonia National Park (Wales)
Date: 07/11/00, updated on 07/11/00 (197 review reads)
Advantages: Lots to do and see
The Snowdonia National Park has some of the most beautiful and breath-taking scenery in England and Wales.
You can walk on the moors, sail on a mountain lake, explore the numerous copper mines and even cycle for miles on safe cycle routes. What's more you can enjoy the wildlife and beauty when doing it.
The Snowdonia National Park Authority works with local landowners, to look after the area, but at the same time, they allow visitors to visit and enjoy this area of out-standing natural beauty, without spoiling the area.
The National Park stretches 840 square miles, which includes sandy beaches, forests and mountains.
The main attraction though has to be the mountain it's self. Snowdon stands 1,085 metres above sea level making it the highest peak in England and Wales.
If you do visit Snowdonia don't forget to ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the little train runs at regular intervals from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon. If you're lucky enough to ride it on a fine sunny day, the views are just magnificent.
In the same area, there is also a twin lake at the foot of Snowdon with a massive carpark. The more energetic can go hiking along the various trails. The less energetic can enjoy a picnic by the lake side, then take a leisurely drive along the Llanberis pass, which climbs for miles. The road has sheer cliffs on either side and it's just out of this world.
There is so much to do in Snowdonia you won't be able to fit it all in.
Why not visit Conwy Bay or Anglesey. Both have clean beaches, with all the usual sea side shops and attractions.
Also try to visit a castle whilst there, I would recommend Conwy castle it's a mighty 13th century castle situated above the estuary. This is an excellent day out, which the kids will love.
I could go on and on about the numerous things to do, but it would take forever.
But as a rough guide, some of the best attractions are the Angles
ey Sea Zoo, Ffestiniog Railway, Llandudno Museum, Sygun Copper Mine and King Arthur's Labyrinth.
There is plenty of good accommodation in North Wales, ranging from small B&B's to Country cottages. I stayed at a very nice caravan park called Ogwen Bank Country Park. It's situated in Bethesda, Bangor, which is only a few minutes drive to Snowdonia. The park is set in 12 acres of woodland, so you can explore many trails on foot from here. The rates are very reasonable; it cost me about £50 for two adults and a dog, for a 4-day break. The park is also very dog and child friendly.
If you do fancy doing something different why not visit North Wales, I can assure you, you won't be disappointed.
If you want further information why not check out the areas website on www.gwynedd.gov.uk
This site will give you information on the area. Also try the website for the Conwy area this is www.conwy.gov.uk