There is so much to see and do as you cross this amazing, mountainous area. Dominated by Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh), the highest mountain in England & Wales, the northern section of the National Park also boasts 16 other peaks. Famed for its myths, legends and Welsh culture, modern Snowdonia (Eryri in Welsh) is better known for its concentration of adrenaline fueled fun and heritage industry.
Here’s our list of the top things to do and see in North Snowdonia
Best things to do
- Snowdon Mountain Railway
Travel by narrow-gauge railway to the highest peak in Wales.
- Adventure Parc Snowdonia
Mountainside surfing lagoon with adrenaline activities for all.
- Sygun Copper Mines
A splendid Victorian copper mine with tours, shop & Café.
- Plas Menai National Outdoor Activity Centre
Water and land activities on the banks of the Menai Strait.
- Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Take an emotional tour through our epic mountains and caverns.
- Greenwood Family Park
A woodland activity centre with a people-powered roller coaster.
- Zip World
Zip lines, forest coasters, cave bouncing and mountain go-karts.
- Gypsy Wood
A family park with a petting zoo, fairies & a mini railway.
- Inigo Jones Slateworks
Enjoy slate tours, hands on engraving and a wonderful shop.
- Llanberis Lake Railway
A narrow-gauge railway journey round the stunning Padarn Lake.
- National Slate Museum
Experience authentic workshops and the craft of the quarryman.
- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway
Travel through the heart of Snowdonia on historic steam trains.
- Plas Tan Y Bwlch
Historic gardens and café, with views of mountains & forests.
- Caernarfon Castle
A Royal fortress-palace built on legend & medieval conflict.
Best places to eat & stay & shop
- Ogwen Bank Caravan & Lodge Park
Set in quiet woodland against the backdrop of Ogwen Bank Falls.
- Plas Gwyn Caravan, Camping & Glamping Park
Peaceful accommodation with views over Anglesey & Snowdonia.
- Oakeley Arms
A historic Inn with rooms and lovely traditional Welsh food.
- Black Boy Inn
One of the oldest Inns in Wales. Great food & character rooms.
- Y Banc Deli
A wonderful café & deli focusing on wholesome homemade food.
- Café Kiki
Café by day, Greek Taverna by night! No.1 in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
- Anna Davies
A famous gift shop specialising in goods from Welsh producers.