Gwynedd & Snowdonia Travel Guide

Located in north Wales, the region of Gwynedd is a popular holiday destination renowned for its culture, heritage and wildlife. Most visitors to Gwynedd are really here to visit the amazing national park of Snowdonia which boasts some of the tallest mountains in the country. Home to a diverse range of landscapes, Gwynedd and Snowdonia offers everything from woodlands to seascapes, picturesque coastline to winding rivers and of course, spectacular mountain ranges. The ultimate hiking and outdoor holiday destination, Gwynedd and Snowdonia also boasts the scenic Llyn Peninsula and Cambrian Coastlines, amazing craggy created landscapes and some of Wales’ finest meat, fish and cheese.

Gwynedd & Snowdonia Accommodation

A popular outdoor holiday destination renowned for its breathtaking natural attractions, Gwynedd and Snowdonia offers a fantastic range of accommodation options including hotels, motels, apartments, retreats, B&Bs and lodges. Aside from the city of Gwynedd, there are a range of accommodation options located in the Snowdonia Mountains and coastal area including the Llŷn Peninsula, Cambrian Coastline and Snowdonia National Park, each close to popular tourist attractions and offering a great range of facilities. Book cheap Gwynedd Accommodation

Getting Around Gwynedd

There are regular train and bus services that connect a number of regions throughout Gwynedd and Snowdonia and these are highly recommended. Although driving is an option, many of the roads are single carriageway and, although well surfaced, can be difficult to navigate in peak tourist seasons or in particularly rural areas. The Ffestiniog Railway connects Porthmadog, the Cambrian Coast, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Conwy Valley while the Welsh Highland Railway offers connections to Caernarfon, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert and Waunfawr. A bus services also operates throughout the National Park and communities, however the more remote areas have much more infrequent services.

Snowdonia Attractions

Renowned for its wildlife, culture and heritage, Gwynedd is home to a wide range of attractions, the most famous of which is the Snowdonia National Park. With most visitors to Gwynedd here to see the amazing 60km stretch of coastline, 90 mountain peaks and 100 lakes of Snowdonia National Park, there are also a number of must see attractions in the greater Snowdonia and Gwynedd region including the Gower Peninsula, Three Cliffs Bay and Rhossili Bay as well as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Caernarfon Castle.

Gwynedd & Snowdonia Facts

The Snowdonia National Park is home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, measuring 1,085m above sea level. Mount Snowdon attracts 500,000 visitors each year who reach its summit along the many walking tracks or by train. Snowdonia is the oldest, highest, largest and wettest national park in Wales with a total land area of 2,176km2 and measuring 1,085m at its highest peak. Created in 1951, the national park receives approximately 4,343mm of annual rainfall.