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What to see

Below is a list of attractions in and nearby Snowdonia National Park.

Swallow Falls

The more popular name for the Rhaeadr Ewynnol (Foaming waterfall), Swallow Falls, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Wales. Located on the Afon Llugwy is a has been featured on film, postcard and canvas.

The main viewpoints are located on the southern part of the Llugwy where you can find amenities and a big parking place along the A5, it is best observed if you walk to it from the northern part of the river.

Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery

This regional museum covers everything from Roman artefacts to traditional Welsh costumes and art. It will move to a new home at Bangor’s former Bishop’s Palace starting late 2015.

One of the main highlights of the museum is an attic with objects packed haphazardly evoking the romance of old, forgotten things.

The museum shop includes many art and craft items in the shop such as handmade cards, handmade jewellery or ceramics.

Gwydyr Forest

Located east of Mount Snowdon, this dense forest covers 7,250 hectares. It encircles the village of Betws-y-Coed entirely and reaches the village of Trefriw in the north.

The forest takes its name from the ancient estate of the Wynn family of Gwydir Castle.

The forest offers panoramic views of the Glyderau, Carneddau and Snowdon mountain ranges. The Llugwy, Lledr and Machno rivers cross the forest.

Gwydyr is also home to many scenic likes such as Llyn Crafnant on the northern edge, Llyn Geirionydd or Llyn Elsi.

The area has been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Bodnant Gardens

The garden at Bodnant is one of the finest in the world. Located above the River Conwy, it surrounds Bodnant House. The garden looks across the valley towards the spectacular Snowdonia range.

The 32 hectare garden consists of plants from all over the world taken here over a century ago. The upper part of the garden that is located around the house consists of the Terrace Gardens mainly. The lower portion hosts the Pinetum and the Wild Garden. The far end part of the garden opens in 2015. It is located just above the waterfall and hosts a boat house.

The garden is best visited during spring.

More info at nationaltrust.org.uk

Portmeirion

This village in Gwynedd was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975.

It is a unique place in North Wales as you will find a little piece of the Mediterranean here.

The architecture of the village was directly inspired by that of Italian villages.

For more information on how to visit it see portmeirion-village.com

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CONTACT

Snowdonia National Park Authority  

SNPAADDRESS:
National Park Office Penrhyndeudraeth Gwynedd LL48 6LF

PHONE: 01766 770274
FAX: 01766 771211

EMAIL:
parc@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk

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