This National Park in North Wales has a rural charm unlike anywhere else. Explore this beautiful region and you'll stumble across pretty villages with stone-built bridges over rivers that crisscross the countryside. Lush valleys provide endless walking opportunities and the coast is dotted with charming harbour towns. From tucked away cottages in the National Park to rustic log cabins, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday rental for you.
If adventure gets you going, climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon - there are trails catering for virtually all abilities, from the novice walker to the experienced hiker. The sleepy village of Beddgelert is an ideal place to start if you want to opt for a less popular route like the Watkin Path. After the first few steps up the hillside, you get the sense of being completely away from civilisation. If you're based further south, try climbing Cadair Idris for an equally rewarding challenge.
Snowdonia's dramatic landscape is striking from every angle: you'll see the soaring peaks from the coast and the shoreline from the mountain tops. Historic towns like Harlech shouldn't be missed: its medieval castle is perched on a rocky outcrop and is a really inspiring sight. Moving further up the coast, the harbour town of Porthmadog is rich in maritime history and you can wander its bustling streets before watching boats come in through the Glaslyn Estuary.
The best way to admire all of this breathtaking beauty is by rail: from Ffestiniog to the Welsh Highland Railway, taking a trip on a Snowdonia steam train is a delight for grown ups and little ones alike.
The range of activities available in Snowdonia makes it ideal for an active family holiday. Don't miss the adrenaline-charged experience of Zip World, where you can try out Europe's longest zip line - the closest thing to flying over the landscape as you can get. Delve into myths and legends with a tour of King Arthur's Labyrinth, where you'll explore the caverns under Snowdonia's southern mountains. But there's more to see underground, too, as you wander the winding tunnels of coal and copper mines and discover the mining heritage of the region and its people. The advantage to underground attractions? You can enjoy them even if it's raining above ground.