This post was most recently updated on January 7th, 2019
Snowdonia (North Wales)
Welsh Highland Railway
Situated in the north of Wales, visitors to Snowdonia should ideally allow at least a week to take in all this stunning national park has to offer.
Snowdonia is perhaps best known for Mount Snowden, the highest mountain in England and Wales, which offers views from Pembrokeshire to Ireland. Challenging terrain makes it perfect for the experienced walker, or those looking to push themselves. A Sherpa shuttle bus runs around the base of the mountain, easily linking all six of the various climbing routes.
The Welsh Highland Railway is the longest heritage railway in Britain. Running from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, with many stops in between, this is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Snowdonia with the power of steam.
If unique activities are on your holiday to-do list, Snowdonia has lots to offer. Most notably, Snowdonia has recently come to be known as the zip-line capital of the world, thanks to the opening of Zip World Velocity, where you can fly along the Europe’s longest zip line at speeds of up to 100mph. Rather take things at a slower pace? Take a visit to Bounce Below, a vast slate cavern strung with nets and giant trampolines, the first in the world of its kind.