View over a lake in Snowdonia with sheep in the foreground

Places to stay in Snowdonia

Welcome to Snowdonia

Explore the peaks of Snowdonia National Park.

Situated in north west Wales, Snowdonia is home to Mount Snowdon, Wales's highest mountain, an extensive number of hiking trails and over 100 lakes. Snowdonia is the ideal location for a walking or mountain biking holiday.

YHA hostels in Snowdonia

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YHA Conwy

Free wi-fi
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Games room
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YHA Kings

En suite rooms available
Cycle store
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YHA Rowen

Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

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Things to do in Snowdonia

Five free things to do in Snowdonia

Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort

Standing 450 metres above sea level on a peak of Yr Eifl on Llyn Peninsula, this hillfort is one of the best preserved in Britain. See over 150 stone houses where as many as 400 inhabitants would have lived during the Romano-British period for a chance to truly imagine the settlement during the Roman army's occupation of north-western Wales.

Trefriw Woollen Mills

Glimpse into Wales' industrial past and see just how the mills work – you'll be surprised! See the traditional Welsh blankets, tweeds and rugs being made, as you learn about the time-honoured process of their manufacture.

The Segontium

This Roman Fort is open all year round, but in season the experience is enhanced by a museum providing information on the history that surrounds the Segontium.

Scale Snowdon

No list of activities would be complete without a trip up Snowdon. Whether you choose an easy walk or a tough challenge, the feeling you'll get from conquering this giant will stay with you for a long time.


Just outside Caernarfon, Glynllifon is the perfect place to spend a day. See the stunning mansion and explore the 700-acre estate where you can see some of the rarest flora and fauna in Wales. This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is also home to rare and endangered wildlife, so it's a must-visit.

Indulge in breath-taking Snowdonia scenery

Snowdonia National Park boasts the biggest mountains in England and Wales, but hiking up Snowdon is not the only thing to do in this breathtakingly beautiful area. Beaches, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nostalgic railways await visitors, while history lovers can lose themselves in the Slate Museum or explore the wealth of castles in the nearby area.

Enjoy horseriding in the foothills of Snowdonia, visit the National White Water Centre for thrills and spills or go underground to find out all about the history of the Sygun Copper Mine; the Snowdonia area really has something for everyone.

Kayaking group on a still lake

Bach Ventures

Bach Ventures offers courses in rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and adventure activities in the beautiful area of Snowdonia.  Open to families, friends, youth groups, and school trips. Visit


Climbing in Snowdon Bryn Gwynant

There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.

Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Travel on the glorious line from Caernarfon through Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog - some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam!  These are 2 separate railways which meet at the central station of Por

Great Orme Country Park

Great Orme Country Park

Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.

Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park

The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.



Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series 'The Prisoner' has shops, cafes, gardens, beaches and 70 acres of exotic woodlands to explore.

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon.       Visit the website