Snowdonia in Winter

Things to do in Snowdonia in Winter

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Things to do in Snowdonia in Winter

Visiting Snowdonia in winter? Wales in winter is a special sight, however, Snowdonia in winter is truly something magical.

If you are visiting this region of North Wales during the colder months, our carefully crafted guide to things to do in Snowdonia in winter has you covered! Imagine snow-capped mountains, glistening lakes and quaint villages to explore.

Spend your Snowdonia in winter visit exploring a plethora of hikes before returning to the warmth of a cosy pub, where a woodburning stove awaits. Best winter walks in Snowdonia include Moel Siabod, Moel Eilio and Pen yr Ole and Carnedd Dafydd.

For a thrill-seeking activity in Snowdonia, there is Zip Word at Penrhyn Slate Quarry! Here, you can enjoy the world’s fastest zip link, where you can soar above the blue waters of the quarry.

A more leisurely day in Snowdonia in winter can be spent at Portmeirion, which is an Italianate-style village built by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis. Find a collection of colourful cottages, shops and dining in a number of cafes and restaurants.

Discover even more things to do in Snowdonia in winter below…

  • Aberconwy Park two women relaxing

    Aberconwy Park

    Aberconwy Resort & Spa
    Aberconwy Park
    LL32 8GA

    01492 572002

    Escape the stresses of everyday life at the Escape Spa at Aberconwy Park. Here you can indulge in everything from massages to beauty treatments and use the amazing spa facilities. Finish off the day with a Michelin-starred meal at the onsite restaurant.

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  • Alyn Waters Country Park, Feature

    Alyn Waters Country Park

    Mold Rd
    LL11 4AG

    01978 763140

    Want to treat your loved ones to an beautiful outing? Come and explore Alyn Waters Country Park, which is one of Wrexham’s biggest parks!

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  • Bala Lake Railway scenery

    Bala Lake Railway

    Station Rd
    LL23 7DD


    Take the Bala Lake Railway from Llanuwchllyn to Bala and take in the idyllic woodland scenery and distant mountain ranges. Never far from Bala Lake’s edge, eagle-eyed passengers can also spot local wildlife along the way.

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  • Boathouse Climbing Centre

    Boathouse Climbing Centre

    The Old Lifeboat Station
    Lloyd Street
    LL30 2YG

    01492 353535

    From bouldering to climbing and caving to abseiling, there’s plenty to keep you busy for the afternoon at this indoor climbing centre. Situated in the old RNLI boathouse, you’ll still find remnants of the building’s history in the climbing tower.  

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    Image credits: DS Pugh(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bounce Below

    Zip World Slate Caverns
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    LL41 3NB

    01248 601444

    Head underground and jump, bounce and slide your way through the disused mine in the Snowdonia National Park. Come here to unleash your inner-thrill seeker in one of the best playgrounds in North Wales.

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  • River Rafting

    Canolfan Tryweryn – National White Water Centre

    National White Water Centre
    LL23 7NU

    01678 521083

    Canolfan Tryweryn is the National White Water Centre, based near Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. Here, you can enjoy a world-class whitewater venue as you try your hand at rafting and canyoning!

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  • Castell Dinas Bran, Wrexham

    Castell Dinas Brân

    LL20 8D

    Come and explore this icon of medieval Powys! You can find Castell Dinas Brân between Wrexham and Llangollen, and it’s a eye-catching sight.

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  • Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, North Wales

    Ceunant Mawr Waterfall

    2 Waterfall Vw
    LL55 4TH

    Visit this breath-taking waterfall in Snowdonia for a true taste of the beauty of the North Wales natural landscape. Also known as Llanberis Falls, these falls cascade in two stages down into a tranquil gorge, where you’ll feel miles from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

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  • two mountain bikers in forest

    Coed y Brenin

    Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre Dolgefeiliau
    LL40 2HZ

    Coed y Brenin was Britain’s first purpose-built mountain biking centre and is a top sport destination in the UK. From the visitor centre, there are eight mountain bike trails that range from beginner to expert level.

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  • Conwy Valley Railway Museum

    Conwy Valley Railway Museum

    The Old Goods Yard
    LL24 0AL

    01690 710568

    Visit the Conwy Valley Railway Museum in Bewts y Coed and learn all about the history of the railway. Watch five model railways and ride the miniature train before exploring the railway model shop.

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