The Snowdonia 360 Quiz

With virtual quiz nights now replacing the good old evenings out we all knew, we would love to get you involved in our Snowdonia 360 quiz. Test your knowledge of the rugged North West Wales landscape, the varied attractions, history, heritage and culture (you may even learn some Welsh along the way). Good luck, and as always – enjoy!

Questions

1.      How many castles are there within the Snowdonia360 route?

 

2.      Name the drowned village along the Snowdonia360 route?

 

3.      The creator of Thomas the Tank, based his stories on which Snowdonia360 railway?

 

4.      Which village within Snowdonia is associated with Rupert the Bear?

 

5.      What is the Welsh translation of ‘Island’?

 

6.      Which is the oldest bridge across the Menai Straits?

 

7. a)     How many islands (including tidal islands) are there along the coastline of the Snowdonia360 route?

7. b)    Can you name them?

 

8. a)    How many mountains are included in the Welsh Munros (mountains over 3000 ft) within Snowdonia 360?

8. b)    Can you name them?

 

9.     How many miles of coastline are there around Snowdonia360?

 

10.   Where can ‘Ty Hyll’ be found (once the Snowdonia Society’s headquarters)?

 

11.   Who was the Welsh Prime Minister from Llanystumdwy during World War 1?

 

12.   Which is the longest river that rises in Snowdonia 360?

 

13.   What is the Welsh translation of ‘River’?

 

14.a)   How many attractions are there within the Snowdonia 360?

14.b)   Can you name them?

 

15.   What is the Welsh name for ‘Hell’s Mouth’?

Now let’s find out how well you did…

Answers

 

1. 10

 

2. Capel Celyn, Bala

 

3. Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn

 

4. Beddgelert

 

5. ‘Ynys’

 

6. Menai Bridge, built in 1826

 

7. a) 28

7. b) Names of the islands are –

  • Anglesey / Ynys Mon
  • Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli
  • Church Island / Ynys Dysilio
  •  Cribinau / Ynys Cribinau
  • East Mouse / Ynys Amlwch
  • Holy Island / Ynys Gybi
  • Middle Mouse / Ynys Badrig
  • North Stack / Ynys Arw
  • Puffin Island / Ynys Seiriol
  • St Tudwal’s Island East / Ynys Tudwal Fach
  • St Tudwal’s Island West / Ynys Tudwal Fawr
  • Salt Island / Ynys yr Halen
  • The Skerries / Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid
  • South Stack / Ynys Lawd
  • West Mouse / Maen y Bugail
  • Ynys Benlas
  • Ynys Castell
  • Ynys Dulas
  • Ynys Faelog
  • Ynys Feurig
  • Ynys Gaint
  • Ynys Gifftan
  • Ynys Gored Goch
  • Ynys Llanddwyn
  • Ynys Moelfre
  • Ynys y Bîg
  • Ynys Gwylan Fawr
  • Ynys Gwylan Bach

 

8. a) 15

8. b) Names of the mountains are –

  • Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (3560)
  • Garnedd Ugain/Crib y Ddysgl (3494)
  • Crib Goch (3028)
  • Elidir Fawr (3031)
  • Y Garn (3106)
  • Glyder Fawr (3284)
  • Glyder Fach (3261)
  • Tryfan (3011)
  • Pen yr Ole Wen (3208)
  • Carnedd Dafydd (3425)
  • Carnedd Llewelyn (3490)
  • Yr Elen (3156)
  • Foel Grach (3202)
  • Carnedd Gwenllian (3038)
  • Foel-fras (3090)

 

9. 356 miles in total, broken down as follows-

  • North Wales Coast (Conwy) – 35 miles
  • Anglesey – 132 miles
  • Menai, Llyn and Meirionnydd – 189 miles

 

10. Capel Curig

 

11. Lloyd George

 

12. River Dee

 

13. Afon

 

14. a) 29

14. b) Attractions along the Snowdonia 360 route include –

  • Anglesey Sea Zoo
  • Bala Lake Railway
  • Conwy Valley Railway
  • Cambrian Line Railway
  • Electric Mountain
  • Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
  • Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre
  • Greenwood Forest Park
  • Great Orme Tramway
  • Gypsy Wood Park
  • Inigo Jones Slateworks
  • King Arthur’s Labyrinth
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Lloyd George Museum
  • Nant Gwrtheyrn
  • National Slate Museum
  • Plas Menai
  • Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia National Park Centre
  • Portmeirion
  • RibRide
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • STORIEL
  • Surf Snowdonia
  • Sygun Copper Mine
  • Talyllyn Railway
  • Yr Hwylfan/The Fun Centre
  • Welsh Mountain Zoo
  • Zip World

 

15. Porth Neigwl

 

 

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