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Snowdonia is Britain’s second largest National Park, after the Lake District, and thousands flock here each year, many to scale Mount Snowdon, which, at some 1085 metres high, dominates the landscape. The mountain range here is compact yet spectacular, and the wider Snowdonia area overflows with an austere natural beauty; glacial valleys, serene lakes, rushing rivers and waterfalls, boggy moorland and leafy forest eventually giving way to a gentler, beautiful length of coastline.

The rugged landscape was shaped centuries ago; retreating ice left a rich history to be discovered; Bronze and Stone Age burial remains, Roman forts, Norman and Welsh castles. Vast slate mines left a more recent, man-made scar on the landscape and are now visitor attractions; so too the railways – some of Wales’ best are here, including the famous Ffestiniog Railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog. A Mecca, then, for outdoor enthusiasts, but an ideal location for anyone looking for a combination of activity, culture and retreat from their North Wales holiday cottage stay.

For more information on Snowdonia or to book one of our self-catering holiday cottages there, please visit this page.

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