Llanberis Holiday Cottages
Your wish list may well include a climb up Snowdon, the highest
peak south of Scotland. There are six main routes up, including the
Llanberis Path - allow three hours up and a little less down. Or
chug to the top in a more leisurely fashion aboard the Snowdonia
Mountain Railway - it may be rustic, but always fun. On a clear
day, expect sensational views from the top and a real sense of
achievement if you've arrived on foot. There's also a good
visitor centre at the summit.
As well as walking and climbing, Llanberis is fast becoming a
centre for other activities like horse riding, paragliding and
water sports - you can even go diving at a flooded quarry.
Llanberis also hosts several outdoor events.Close by are the lakes
of Padarn and Peris, framed by the scarred slopes of Elidir Fach, a
former slate quarry. Mining was the mainstay of Llanberis'
economy for 200 years and there's plenty for those interested
in local heritage, including the National Slate Museum and the
Electric Mountain Centre. Explore the trails of the Padarn Country
Park, a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Or
enjoy a nostalgic journey on the Llanberis Railway, its tiny
locomotives designed to haul slate. The 13th Century Dolbadarn
Castle at the start of the Llanberis Pass is also worth a visit.
Llanberis has plenty of places to eat and drink, plus a variety
of shops. And after a day's adventure, your Llanberis cottage