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Snowdonia Mountains & Coast
Welcome to Snowdonia, adventure capital of the UK.
We've mountains. Really big ones like Snowdon and Tryfan. Where you can climb, scramble, hike and abseil. And deep inside Elidir, Europe's biggest man-made cavern houses some of the world's most powerful hydro-generators. There are stalactites and stalagmites at Beddgelert's ancient copper mine. And above ground we've magical landscapes in every direction. No wonder Clough Williams-Ellis chose to build the fantasy Italianate village of Portmeirion on the Snowdonia coast. Or that 19th century architect Thomas Hopper built Penrhyn Castle in a fairy-tale style. We've the real thing, too. Like the famous medieval fortress at Caernarfon built by Edward I in 1283. And if you're into golf, the castles at Criccieth and Harlech can both be seen when teeing off from the 13th at Porthmadog Golf Club. And it's more of the same wherever you go in Snowdonia. The Lleyn Peninsula has just celebrated its 50th anniversary as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So whatever you're doing here, chances are it's got a good view. Perfect, some might say. And who are we to argue?
Discover Gwynedd’s wealth of wildlife, culture, heritage and local produce. There is a programme of events, activities throughout the year. Visit the brand new Discover Gwynedd website, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of Gwynedd.