Offering some of the best views from the highest vantage points in the UK, Snowdonia sees over 10 million visitors flock to its national park each year. With plenty to see and do, whether you're an active adventurer or find your thrills simply watching the world pass by from a quaint cafe, it's a favourite among families, couples and large groups alike.
Wales is all about comfort food and home cooking - something you'll surely be grateful for after a long day out in the elements. For meat lovers, a fresh cut of Welsh lamb should be the focus of any meal, drizzled with gravy and served with all the trimmings.
For vegetarians, Welsh rarebit will warm you from the inside out, spreading a beer- and mustard-loaded cheese sauce over thick-cut bread, and sometimes even topping it with an egg - think the best, open-faced toastie you've ever had.
Don't forget to try a Welsh cake or two - these thinner scone cousins are filled with raisins, currants and sweet spices. Pop one in your pocket on the move or enjoy with lashings of jam and cream in a tea room.
When you're wanting to swap your walking shoes for sandals, Snowdonia boasts some of Wales' most impressive beaches. Stretching across nearly 200 miles of coastline, you can choose to stay ashore or slip on a wetsuit and hit the swells.
For the most picturesque seaside trip, head to Porthdinllaen and you may even spot dolphins in the distance. Harlech gives you dramatic views of the peaks in the distance as well as its very own castle, while Porth Oer - also known as 'Whistling Sands' - is beloved for the way its sand squeaks back at you as you step.
You'll never be short of things to do in Snowdonia. No matter where you choose to set up camp - whether that's literal or not - just stepping out each morning will see you greeted by views of towering peaks, clear bodies of water or perhaps even a heritage castle.
The Llanberis Path is one of the most popular routes, stretching 9 miles up to Snowdon's peak, while the Snowdon Ranger Path is an easier option should you have younger adventurers in tow. For cyclists, you're spoilt for choice with seven Gwynedd recreational routes to choose from before advancing to the trickier Coed y Brenin Forest Park trail.
There are many other experiences to explore such as:
- The Corris Mine Explorers is a multi-award wining mine exploration where you can go deep beneath the mountains of southern Snowdonia.
- You can also take the Snowdon Railway, which is destined to give you incredible views for you and your family.