From soaring peaks to crashing waves. Towering castles to rolling country estates and pretty slate-roofed villages. A luxury escape in Snowdonia opens up unforgettable views at every turn. Whether you spend your time exploring or relaxing by the fireside at a country retreat, this legendary landscape is never far away.
An ancient and atmospheric mountain kingdom, on Wales’s northern tip.
Things to do
Snowdonia National Park is made for getting out in the great outdoors. If you want a challenge, there’s Mount Snowdon to scale. The path climbing England and Wales’s tallest mountain winds through valleys, past glittering tarns and up rugged stone stairways. Or there’s always the train. Take binoculars and you may spot falcons and ravens nesting among the cliffs around the summit.
Beyond the mountains, Snowdonia is fringed with miles of captivating coastline. Sink your toes into the sand on the golden stretch of Cardigan Bay. Or explore the secluded coves and dramatic headlands of the Llyn Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dotted along the shore you’ll find pretty seaside towns – from Barmouth, with its traditional harbour, to Abersoch’s challenging surf spots.
Ancient forts on mountain slopes. Tumbledown castles set against lakes and valleys. Myth and history mix in Snowdonia to create a landscape full of fascinating stories. Visit UNESCO listed Harlech Castle to learn the legends of famous battles and record-breaking sieges. Or spend an afternoon on the Italian Riviera – in Wales. Wrapped in beautiful gardens and dotted with villas, Portmeirion dates back to the 1920s, and was designed to mimic a Mediterranean village.
Snowdonia is bursting with delicious local produce – and with farmers markets, renowned restaurants and food festivals, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it.
Top tip from SLH