The Snowdonia National Park boasts vast areas of natural
beauty and unique scenery. It is known as Eryri by Welsh a name that can be
translated as “the place of the eagles”.
The park which covers 838 square miles is one of the three
natural parks found in Wales and the oldest one being designated as one in
1951. The area of the Snowdonia National Park has so much to offer to
visitors that if you are visiting it for the first time you will wonder why it
took you so long to do it.
Both the scenery and the activities that can be done here are so diverse that anyone will find
something to suit their taste.
Snowdonia, Cadar Idris
Whether you are coming for pulse raising activities or for simply standing and admire the
Snowdonia Mountains, lakes, rivers and forests you will not be disappointed.
The landscape is breathtaking and unique. There are nine mountain ranges here and they cover
over half of the national park’s surface. Some of the peaks reach over 3,000 feet (915m).
But the mountains are not the only reason people are enchanted by this landscape. There are many
river gorges, waterfalls and valleys. Forests are filled with ash, oak, rowan and hazel trees.
If one needs even more diversity, there are 23 miles of coastline located in the park as well
thanks to the Dyfi, Maywddach and Dwyryd estuaries.
Nature is not the only thing that can be found in the
national park as it is also the place where over 26,000 permanent residents
live their day-to-day life.
Whatever the weather there is more than enough to keep you
On the website of Snowdonia Tourism you will find
information about attractions and things to do in Snowdonia.