We all enjoy having something to look forward to. Many of us book our holidays in early in the year, giving us something to count the days down to during the colder and darker months before the signs of spring begin to appear.
A lot of us seek relaxation in warmer climates for our holidays, but staying a little closer to home can prove just as tranquil. The Snowdonia National Park is a wonderful example of a British holiday location which offers both tranquillity and awe-inspiring views. For those who might be looking for hotels Snowdonia, the Black Boy Inn is located in Caernarfon, just a very short drive from the edge of Snowdonia.
Last year saw North Wales and Snowdonia gaining a wealth of attention from popular media outlets, including The Independent and the BBC. Much of the attention was drawn to the Snowdonia’s natural and diverse landscape.
The Snowdonia National Park is also home to a number of waterfalls, with one of the most notable being Swallow Falls. This waterfall can be found near Betws-y-Coed, and is a popular location for visitors of Snowdonia.
The River Llugwy (or Afon Llugwy) falls over the waterfall and is often a popular spot for experienced canoers, due to the drops and waterfalls along the way. This river also passes under the Miners Bridge which connects Gwydyr Forest to the popular tourist village of Betws-y-Coed.
Snowdonia becomes incredibly busy over the summer season, with many taking on the challenge of Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales. There are various routes to the summit, and typically takes on average 6 hours to the summit and back.
If you don’t feel like attempting the climb, the Snowdon Railway will take you right up to the summit after a scenic 40 minute journey.