State of the Park

Y Stablau, Betws y Coed

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Tourism Information Centres

SNPA has previously operated Tourist Information Centres (TICs) at Aberdyfi, Beddgelert, Betws y Coed Dolgellau and Harlech. They provided a range of services for visitors to Snowdonia. As part of cost cutting the Authority permanently closed Harlech and Dolgellau TIC and the year-round opening of others has been curtailed. The changes involve:

  • operate a seasonal opening pattern for Aberdyfi TIC
  • opening hours of 10-4pm.Betws y Coed TIC in winter
  • opening the TIC at Beddgelert seasonally, which entails
  • opening from Easter weekend to the last weekend of the autumn term.
YearVisitor Numbers
2009/10301,392
2010/11282,553
2011/12288,357
2012/13242,247
2013/14270,226
2014/15266,400
2015/16 (two centres now seasonal)203,906

175,719 April to October (as two centres seasonal)

2016/17 (Dolgellau TIC closed)217,816

196,290 April to October (as two centres seasonal)

Information Centres

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Visitors to the area will also use other means of accessing information such as the National Park’s website. The number of unique “hits” on the website are shown below along with hits on different web pages within the site.

YearWebsitePages
2011253,0211,539,435
2012336,2761,746,791
2013445,1212,301,844
2014490,2472,211,841

**change in Google Analytics between 2014 and 2015

 Unique Page ViewsPage Views
20151,291,2841,746,346
20161,322,2331,771,752

Website

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