Few places have the variety of landscapes that you find in Snowdonia. At the centre of the area are the mountains, dominated by the peak of Snowdon itself. There are 15 mountains over 3000 feet high, which may not seem big in world terms, but many of these are real mountains with serious faces on them. Mountains such as Tryfan, Crib Goch and Glyder Fach can draw the walker, scrambler and climber back time and time again to tackle new challenges. ... read more
The locality's claim to angling fame is in having not only good runs of salmon but also excellent runs of sea trout (sewin); this implies that if river levels are too low or the weather too bright for successful salmon or sewin fishing during the day, there are, at least, reasonable prospects for sewin fishing at night. ... read more
SWALLOW FALLS (RHAEADR EWYNNOL) This waterfall on the Afon Llugwy has become a familiar natural celebrity over the past 100 years and has featured on film, postcard and canvas. While its principal viewpoints are situated on the south bank of the Llugwy with the convenience of ample parking along the A5 and within the hotel car park, it is observed far more dramatically if approached on foot along the northern bank. ... read more
The Capel Garmon Burial Chamber is a neolithic burial chamber of the 3rd millennium Capel Garmon Burial ChamberBC. It is located in a farmer's field near Betws y Coed high above the Conwy Valley and there are wonderful views of Snowdonia. It is a major archaeological site and it is well worth a visit if only for the fantastic views of the Snowdonia National Park, indeed I would have to describe it as a "tomb with a view". ... read more
Fresh air. Open spaces. Four walking regions. Hundreds of miles of paths and trails.
No wonder walkers love to visit North Wales. They come here to find themselves (or lose themselves) in our great outdoors. But sometimes you have to walk just because theres no road.
So, first things first: where do you want to go? ... read more
.In 1993, the Academy moved to its present home in Crown Lane, Conwy immediately behind Plas Mawr. Under the Leadership of its the president Sir Kyffin Williams, it set about preparing itself for the new millenium. New members were elected, many of them setting out on their artistic lives and in common with the world at large, new media, new techniques and new styles melded comfortably with the work of existing members. ... read more
And while you're outdoors, you can bike on four wheels at Glasfryn Parc, trot on four legs at Tal y Foel Riding Centre, or try Wales' first bouncing pillow at the Greenwood Forest Park. ... read more
Looking for a spot of culture? Join artists from over 50 countries and sing your heart out at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Watch Bryn Terfel, and stars like Shirley Bassey and Jools Holland, perform to a crowd of thousands at the Faenol Festival. Or enjoy music on a smaller scale at the Abersoch Jazz Festival. ... read more
Whichever you choose, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, awe inspiring mountain vistas and forgotten river valleys deep in the Gwydyr forest provide a stunning scenic backdrop.
Betws-y-Coed itself is packed with cafes, restaurants, pubs and outdoor shops as well as an excellent bike shop and a wide range of accommodation in the town and local area. ... read more