Llanberis and Snowdonia.
     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 Centre.

Snowdon Mountain Railway. 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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