Those who choose a trip to Snowdonia in North Wales are spoiled with scenery – beautiful mountain ranges, over 100 lakes, and many charming villages.
Finding somewhere to escape has been quite difficult at the moment, our favourite spots abroad might have long quarantine periods which make visiting impossible – but nothing relaxes our souls like the outdoors. There are plenty of Air BnB’s, campsites, and holiday parks north wales has to offer for a break in Snowdonia.
These are the reasons why Snowdonia makes a perfect trip:
It is full of history!
Most of Snowdonia sits within the county of Gwynedd – one of the main kingdoms of Wales back in the Middle Ages. So much of its history still remains here; roman sites and medieval castles.
Dolbadarn Castle is just one, a picturesque fortress built by none other than Llywelyn the Great in the 13th Century. Other castles dotted around the park include Harlech Castle and Dolwyddelan Castle. Caernarfon Castle is close by too.
The Welsh language remains preserved.
Not many people realise that Welsh is quite widely spoken across Snowdonia. Around 20% of Wales is currently speaking the language. However, the area of Gwynedd is so Welsh that over half the people who live here speak it.
Make sure to take a pocket phrasebook or have google translate at the ready if need be!
It is quite simply stunning.
The scenery in the area is nothing like you will find anywhere else in the world, the landscape is so unique. Snowdonia has the tallest mountain in both England and Wales which has many paths to the summit to suit all abilities. You can take in the surrounding landscape whilst you hike if the weather is on your side, but it is still rewarding on even the foggiest of days.
If you travel here with the kids who don’t like the idea of going uphill, there are plenty of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls where they can experience the magic of the outdoors.
It’s a peaceful change from visiting a hectic British city.
Whilst visiting cities can be an enjoyable experience, with some people, there is only so much of the fast-paced lifestyle they can handle. Snowdonia is easily accessible from the main hubs of the UK – so easy to plan a getaway.
It is accessible by public transport too!
One frustrating thing about heading to the outdoors is transport. Without a car, you are usually pretty much screwed. Thankfully, Snowdonia is super accessible if you can only use public transport. You can get to the area on the train, and once you are there, the Snowdon Sherpa Bus connects pretty much the whole of the National Park.