Llanberis is a wonderful town located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park that was originally renowned for its slate quarrying industry. As the slate industry became less important, the town has naturally switched to tourism as its main industry – thanks to its beautiful environments, scenery, community, attractions and location upon other nearby towns.
Known widely as the main town for accessing the fascinating mountain Snowdon, the town welcomes thousands of people every year who are giving themselves the challenge of walking up Snowdon. Aside from this obvious attraction, there are a number of other reasons people visit the area. Here we hope to enlighten you into a couple of activities you could enjoy in and around Snowdonia on your stay at a holiday park in Snowdonia.
From rugged landscapes, tranquil lakes and beautiful scenery, there is something suited to all types of people. Whether you’re after an adventure – or simply want to relax, Llanberis is the place to visit.
There are a number of things to in and around Llanberis, Snowdonia – whether you’re paying a flying visit or you go and stay for a few days.
Llanberis National Slate Museum
Showcasing the heritage and history of Llanberis, the National Slate Museum opens its doors to all visitors to learn about the slate industry, Llanberis’ importance, along with the natural geology and location of the town that served so many countries. Always a fascinating experience and widely recommended by visitors.
A modern industrial wonder of Wales, this exceptional hydroelectric power station is built inside the mountain, amidst miles of tunnels that carry roads and water – which is an experience of a lifetime, where the set-up is like nothing you have ever seen before. The main turbine and generator chamber is said to be the largest underground chamber ever excavated by man. The mountain can be soured via the ‘Dragon in the Mountain’ bus open to visitors.
No visit to Llanberis, Snowdonia or any of the surrounding areas is complete until you’ve experienced the biggest and best mountain in England and Wales – Snowdon. The mountain offers several different routes that reach the summit, so you can pick and choose depending on your preferences, experience and party. There are routes suitable for the novice walker – and routes suited to the adventurous and experienced. The mountain can be experienced up and down in a couple of hours, but if you don’t fancy the walk, you can take the Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdonia Mountain Railway
Taking you on a majestic journey to the summit of Snowdon, you area able to experience glorious and ancient landscapes, along with some simply stunning scenery. Beginning from Llanberis Station and ending at the Summit of Snowdon, you’ll be up there experiencing the highest point in England and Wales with a nice cup of tea in not time.
The Snowdon Race: Held in July every year, this internationally famous race starts and finishes in Llanberis. The competitors endure a race to the summit of Snowdon, five miles away and 3560 feet high, before returning back down to complete the challenge.
The Snowdonia Marathon: A gruelling marathon that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon massif. It passes Pen y Pass: 1100 feet above sea level! Held in October.
The Carnival: The carnival is held in Llanberis every July, and provides fun for absolutely everyone. The carnival parade passes in front of all the hotels on the high street, making it ideal for any one staying within the area.
Enjoying all that Llanebris, Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales has to offer can not be done without the perfect accommodation so consider checking in at a holiday park in Snowdonia this summer, where you’ll have all the features of modern living, whilst being in a fantastic environment that