Saturday, 16 June 2012

Snowdon


Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and higher than any mountain in England. Snowdon is 1,085 metres high ( 3,560 feet ). This is probably one of the most famous mountains in the UK and certainly the most visited. Many hikers choose to walk to the summit or travel up by the mountain railway and walk down.



There are actually several footpaths around Snowdonia that approach it from almost every angle so the scenery and views will change depending on the route you take.

The original Snowdon Mountain Railway was first opened in 1896. The once tired cafe and visitor centre on the summit is being replaced a brand new cafe and visitor centre costing over £8 million. It is due to open in the summer of 2009.

 



In peak season the Snowdon Mountain Railway is very popular so make sure you book in advance rather than be disappointed on the day.

Snowdonia National Park is the third most visited national park in England and Wales. Over 6 million visitors come here each year to marvel at its natural beauty.



There is plenty to do right on the doorstep of Snowdon. The nearby Llanberis village offers a spectacular lake. The Llanberis Lake Railway is a unique experience which offers wonderful views of the lake and surrounding countryside.


There is also the Welsh Slate Museum and historic Dolbadarn Castle nearby as well as the  on the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre.

Snowdon and Snowdonia National Park is the sort of place where you could easily spend a week or more. Anything less than a long weekend is not doing it justice.
 
More details can be found at:
www.snowdonia-wales.net/



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