Snowdonia is an awesome national park. There is simply no other way to describe the stunning 360-degree views of the mountains, valleys and coast below. On a clear day, visitors can even see Ireland. Located along the coast of Wales, Snowdonia is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England, and the largest lake in Wales.
The great thing about Snowdon is that it isn’t too difficult to climb – at an elevation of 1085 metres it takes a few hours to scale, using one of its easier routes, however there’s also a Mountain Railway option if your time is limited. Back down at ground level it is time to explore a few of the region’s atmospheric old villages and settlements, including the coastal town of Porthmadog. There’s the unforgettable Italianate other-world around the corner that is Portmeirion, the only place in the UK that looks like a village you’d find in the mountains of Italy. In warm weather it’s very easy to forget where you actually are.
Snowdonia can suggest various activities for tourists: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and others. Another advantage of this place is that you need a couple of hours to reach Snowdonia from London by train.