Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park featuring tranquil scenes
The Snowdonia National Park,or Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri as it is knownto the 62% of the locals who speak Welsh around these parts, was the firstnational park in Wales, and for many it remains its finest.

It is the peaks of Snowdon itselfthat draw the crowds, helped by the easy ascent offered by an obliging train.Around 350,000 people walk, climb or take the train to the 1085m summit eachyear to take in the splendid views and clear those cobwebs once and for all.The ascent of Snowdon may seem more like a beanothan a serious walker’s solitary struggle against the elements, but that is allpart of its allure and charm.

Despite the number of tourists Snowdonstill retains something of its ancient mythic grandeur. It was here that locallegend states a giant known as Rita Gawr was slain by King Arthur. His remainsare yet to be found at their supposed burial place on the summit.

The park itself is so much more than its namesake,however. Clinging to the northwest of Wales it incorporates some delightfultowns, historic ruins, a stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, running riversand placid lakes in the 35 miles it stretches from east to west and 50 miles itcovers from north to south.

Within the natural splendour you can find somefairly sizeable towns, so there is plenty of opportunity to stay in a hotel inthe heart of the Park itself. Balla,Dolgellau,Harlechand Betws-y-Coedall offer a range of places for visitors to stay from spa hotels to comfortableguesthouses. You’ll have all the modern comforts and dining options you need tospoil yourself yet still be in easy access of the wide open spaces and fieldsdotted with sheep and cattle.

For information on things to do during your staykeep your eye out for the park authority’s free annual visitor newspaper whichincludes details on getting around, organised events such as group walks and otheractivities for young and old alike.

The park attractsover 6 million visitors each year making it the third most visited nationalpark in England and Wales. The northernmost area is the most popular, includingas it goes, Snowdon (surprise, surprise). Thoselooking to escape the crowds, yet still get in some mountain walking, shouldhead for the area around the Rhinogydd in the west.

The park's coastline is a Special Area ofConservation and includes rolling sand dunes that are great for exploring andtumbling down. Further inland nature lovers can look out for rare mammals suchas otters and polecats, and birds such as ravens, peregrines, ospreys and the redkite.

With its wildlife, walking, beaches, lakes andmountains complemented by some wonderful places to stay the SnowdoniaNational Park has a little something for everyone.

Now, let’s see if you will walk up Snowdonand forget the train!

Top 10 Hotels Near Snowdonia National Park

The Oakeley Arms Hotel
The Oakeley Arms Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 3YU
The price is S$185 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (49 reviews)
"Rarely write reviews - but exceptional service, welcome, friendly. Very spacious room with everything you would want - room was at front over pub but very quiet. Highly recommend - great food too."

Reviewed on 2 Jul,2022

The Oakeley Arms Hotel
Old Mill Farmhouse
Old Mill Farmhouse
3.5 out of 5
Old Mill Farmhouse, Fron Oleu Farm, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 4UN
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attraction Snowdonia National Park is located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Comfort off the beaten track
"Great place to stay if you're exploring North Wales. Lovely welcome from Margaret and Penny. Rooms are in converted stables and are warm & cosy. Fabulous breakfast, cooked to order with home produced eggs. If you're lucky, you may see the model railway in action! 🚂"

Reviewed on 10 Nov,2021

Old Mill Farmhouse
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
3.5 out of 5
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private gardens. Popular attractions Snowdonia National Park and Llechwedd ...
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Snowdonia National Park Hotel Deals

Pisgah Guest House
Pisgah Guest House
3 out of 5
MAENOFFEREN STREET, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 3DH
The price is S$118 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Pisgah Guest House
The Oakeley Arms Hotel
The Oakeley Arms Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 3YU
The price is S$185 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
The Oakeley Arms Hotel
Old Mill Farmhouse
Old Mill Farmhouse
3.5 out of 5
Old Mill Farmhouse, Fron Oleu Farm, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 4UN
Old Mill Farmhouse
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
3.5 out of 5
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
Lovely 2-bed Cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Gwesty Seren Hotel
Gwesty Seren Hotel
3 out of 5
Bryn Llewelyn, Llan Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 4NS
The price is S$168 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Gwesty Seren Hotel
The Grapes Hotel
The Grapes Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 4HN
The price is S$183 per night from 21 Jul to 22 Jul
The Grapes Hotel
Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth
Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth
4 out of 5
Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, LL48 6ER
The price is S$494 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth
Zip Cottage Sleeps 2/3 Bungalow Snowdonia North
Zip Cottage Sleeps 2/3 Bungalow Snowdonia North
3 out of 5
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
The price is S$190 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Zip Cottage Sleeps 2/3 Bungalow Snowdonia North
Isallt Guest House
Isallt Guest House
3 out of 5
Church Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, LL41 3HD
Isallt Guest House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.