Visiting Snowdonia

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Places to Visit

There are many interesting places to visit in Snowdonia including beautiful little towns and villages surrounded by mountains.

NRW Places to Visit Map

Visit the Natural Resources Wales's (NRW) Places to Visit Map which gives information on NRW places to go and visit and also shows where exclusions and restrictions are in force (and will be in future) on open access land. It also highlights the presence of National Trails and Wales Coast Path and links to the relevant external websites.

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Harlech

Harlech

Nestling in the foothills of the Rhinog mountain range, Harlech is a beautiful little town overlooking Cardigan Bay. Dominated by its medievel castle and surrounding hills, it is one of Snowdonia's best kept secrets.

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Dolgellau

Dolgellau

Nestling in the foothills of Cader Idris and on the bank of the river Wnion, this little market town in the south of the National Park is full of history and culture.

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Bala and Llyn Tegid

Bala

Situated on the north east shore of Llyn Tegid is the unique market town of Bala. Surrounded by the Aran, Arenig and Berwyn mountains this little town in the National Park is a stronghold of the Welsh language and Welsh culture.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog

With the majestic mountains of the Moelwynion dominating the landscape, and the dark blue-grey slate heaps a complete contrast between nature and industry - his corner of Snowdonia has its own special character...

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Beddgelert

Beddgelert

Beddgelert is a picturesque and unspoilt mountain village in the Snowdonia National Park. Small and friendly, it boasts a wide range of amenities including good accommodation facilities, quaint shops, Information Centre and historic attractions.

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Llyn Tegid

Llyn Tegid

To the south west of the town of Bala, between the Berwyn, Aran and Arenig mountains lies Llyn Tegid, or you may have heard it referred to as Bala Lake. At 4 miles long and up to ¾ of a mile wide it is Wales’ largest natural lake. It is owned and managed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority as a recreational resource, who also protects the lake and its special biodiversity.

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Ogwen Centre

Ogwen

One of the Authority’s most popular sites is the Ogwen Warden Centre in Nant Ffrancon, surrounded by the spectacular Carneddau and Glyderau mountain ranges. Approximately 300,000 people visit the area every year.

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