| Dominated by the grandeur of Mount Snowdon,
Llanberis is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, and is one of the most
popular(and most spectacular) tourist centres in the National Park. Snowdonia is one of
the UK's National beauty spots, and is filled with scenery that will leave you breathless.
The lakes, the forests and the remains of the huge
Dinorwig slate quarries have been blended together to provide something of interest for
young and old, whatever the weather.
Llanberis Lake Railway offers a 40-minute trip on
an historic narrow gauge train from the Gilfach Ddu car park along the shore of Llyn
Padarn, with great views of the mountains.
Padarn Country Park is the setting for the
Welsh Slate Museum, the lake railway and many other attractions. Much of the park is a
hillside of oak woodland overlooking Llyn Padarn. Llyn Padarn offers a wide range of
watersports including fun boats, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing at Padarn Water Sports
||The Snowdon Mountain Railway offers Britain's most
spectacular rail journey.There are frequent departures to the summit of Snowdon by a
variety of vintage steam and modern diesel trains which make the four-mile trip to the
top, where there is a bar, buffet and gift shops. View Ceunant Mawr waterfall - it is one
of the most impressive waterfalls in North Wales.
Built by Llywelyn the Great in the early 13th
century, Dolbadarn Castle lies in a wild landscape of breathtaking grandeur. Bryu Bras
Castle, three miles from Llanberis towards Caernarfon, is a romantic Welsh stately home of
great charm in extensive gardens with panoramic views. There is a tea room, a tea garden
and a picnic area. Open daily except Saturdays.
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