A quaint fishing village at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula in Snowdonia, Aberdaron is popular with tourists and locals alike. Here are ten of our favourite things to do in the area.
With its male voice choirs, harpists, award-winning pop stars and world-famous opera singers, Wales has long been known as the ‘land of song’. We take a look at five of Snowdonia’s most popular music venues.
It’s not just the castles that make Snowdonia a must-visit destination for history lovers; there are dozens of historic houses too, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Snowdonia’s inhabitants – from all walks of life – over many centuries.
According to tradition, Bardsey Island is the burial place of 20,000 saints and the last resting place of King Arthur and Merlin. It has a long history as a place of pilgrimage and worship, and today is an important conservation site.
Snowdonia’s mountains, coast, woods and rivers are teeming with wildlife. Whether you’re a budding botanist or keen ornithologist, you’ll discover plenty of great spots for a nature ramble in Snowdonia.
Over many centuries the footsteps of pilgrims wore a path from Bangor Cathedral along the Llŷn Peninsula to the holy isle of Bardsey. In those days, three pilgrimages to Bardsey equalled one to Rome. Today, it’s the Llŷn Coastal Path that brings modern-day pilgrims: walkers and tourists.
Much of Snowdonia’s 200-mile coastline is protected as national parkland, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Heritage Coast. Snowdonia has a coast? You bet! When you visit Snowdonia, don’t forget to pack a swimsuit as well as walking boots…
Mile after mile of lush green vegetation, fertile countryside and ancient woodlands – criss-crossed by narrow-gauge railways, cycle paths and a seemingly endless network of public footpaths – Snowdonia is green in more ways than one…
If you’re feeling the pinch after Christmas and fancy a weekend in Snowdonia to cheer yourself up, there’s no need to spend a lot of money… there’s plenty of things to do in Snowdonia that won’t cost you a penny.
In myth and legend, the Snowdonia region of North Wales is famous for its ghosts, giants, dragons and other supernatural beings. This is our guide to the most haunted sites you can visit in Snowdonia.