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.
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.
The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living.
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 is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia, this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing up to 1,000,000kWh of power daily. Tour
Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.
The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Visit the website
Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series 'The Prisoner' has shops, cafes, gardens, beaches and 70 acres of exotic woodlands to explore.
The Smallest House in Great Britain can be found nestled amongst a terrace of houses on Conwy's quayside.
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
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest ziplines or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures. Visit the website