Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has been making it easy to conquer the mountain peak. The unique rack and pinion railway takes you on a two and a half hour round trip journey (includes 30 minutes at the summit) to within 66ft of the summit of the highest mountain in Wales.
Portmerion is one of North Wales’ premier visitor attractions. Portmerion is a visual extravagance, an Italian fantasy village and set in 70 acres of subtropical woodland gardens, with easy to follow trails and coastal walks. It was also the location of 1960’s TV cult drama The Prisoner.
Enjoy a ride on the world’s oldest independent railway company. The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain.
A spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon to the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.
The world famous Swallow Falls are in a narrow chasm/gorge, where the gently flowing river Llugwy suddenly drops in height. The falls can be viewed from a location above the river with no strenuous walking or you can take the steps down to a platform at the base of the falls on the river.
This is the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads. The journey starts down in the town of Llandudno and takes you to the top of the Great Orme (679ft – 207m) where there are excellent views of Snowdonia and Anglesey across Conwy Bay.
A 19th century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds. Featuring a unique furniture collection and one of the best private art collections in the whole of Wales. Also on site is a Dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens and a railway museum.
Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the the Great Orme. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age, they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.
This is the smallest house in Britain. Only 1.8m wide, this is a former fisherman’s cottage set on the Quay in Conwy. Marvel in the unique house and discover just how small the place is inside. At 6 feet wide and 12 feet high, the last occupant was a 6 foot 3 inches tall fisherman!
Trefriw Woollen Mills generate their own electricity using water turbines. On site they manufacture Welsh double weave (tapestry) bedspreads (carthenni) and tweeds. They carry out all the processes from raw wool to bed covers.
A genuine time travel experience, to a remote 500 year old Welsh farmhouse set in its own enchanting upland valley. Bishop William Morgan was born here and was the first to translate the Bible into Welsh. Ty Mawr Wybrnant is a haven of clam in a busy world, carefully restored to reflect life in a more tranquil age.
The Welsh Slate Museum brings to life the North Wales slate industry. The Museum building is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry. During your visit you can see a live demonstration of splitting the slate.
Discover the amazing powers of pumped storage hydro-electricity in Europe’s largest man-made cave deep inside the ancient Elidir mountain. Descending deep inside the labyrinth of dark and imposing tunnels, you’ll experience one of man’s greatest engineering achievements.
See Snowdonia’s famous stalactites and stalagmites and learn and discover with audio-visual presentations and multi-lingual interpretation. One of Sygun Copper Mine many fantastic activities such as ‘Gold-panning’ (seasonal).
A ‘Hidden Gem’ and reputed to be the smallest cathedral in Great Britain. The site was founded in the year 560 and the present building was begun in the thirteenth century. The Cathedral is the home of the William Morgan Bible and as such provides a vital link with Welsh culture and literature.
Remains of the priory dating from the thirteenth century, when the house became part of the Augustinian order. The origins of the site are traditionally associated with St Seiriol in the sixth century.
Impressive Neolithic chambered tomb, with partially restored entrance passage and mound, on the site of a former henge monument.
Extensive remains of Cistercian abbey founded in 1201. The church dates from the thirteenth century, and the east range of the cloister was remodelled around 1400. There is a fine collection of medieval memorial sculpture. Parking, guidebook available, gift shop, site exhibition.
Starting at Llangollen the railway follows the scenic river Dee on a 7 ½ mile journey upstream to the village of Carrog.
South Stack is one of Wales’ most spectacular lighthouses, situated on Holy Island on the North West coast of Anglesey. There are over 400 stone steps down to the island, and as you take each one, you can marvel at the awesome geology of the cliff faces, where over 4,000 pairs of seabirds nest during the spring and early summer.