Snowdonia Holiday Parks
Lodges, Caravans, Camping, Glamping & Touring Parks in Snowdonia
Many people think of Snowdonia as the mountainous region of Wales. Thats true but the area also takes in the Llŷn Peninsula, Cambrian Coastline, Conwy Valley and the Hiraethog. Snowdonia is certainly a region with dramatic contrasts. In the morning, you could be up in the sky on one of Snowdonia's mountainous peaks whilst in the afternoon, walking on the glorious sandy beaches such as Harlech, Dinas Dinlle or Black Rock Sand).
With over 44 holiday parks in Snowdonia, there is a wide selction to choose from. Many parks sit along the miles of golden sandy beaches on the North coast whilst others nestle in the mountain valleys and are popular with outdoor enthusiasts who like to get out and explore the countryside and mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, winter or summer.
Many believe Snowdonia is a land of mountains but there is a large stretch of wonderful coastline to explore with amazing golden sandy beaches. One of the hot spots is the gorgeous northern arc of Cardigan Bay where the Snowdonian mountains sweep down to the coast. Cardigan Bay is home to several pretty seaside villages with lovely beaches. Favourites include Aberdyfi, Llanbedr and Harlech with its medieval castle and Royal St David’s golf course - one of the best in Wales. .
Snowdonia has numerous inland lakes and rivers that provide a varierty of watersports for all ages. Llyn Tegid, Bala, is Wales’s largest natural lake and is a mecca for sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Another popular lake is Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydir forest which is a favourite with boaters. Llyn Gwynant is another stunning lake that is popular for watersports and has the added interest of being one of the locations where Tombraider II was filmed.,
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales and England and for many, hiking in Snowdonia means reaching the summit which stands at 1,085m (3,560 feet). There are 6 routes to the top with the most popular being Llanberis path as it is the easiest but also the longest. This trek takes around 6 hours to cover the 9 miles to reach the top and back down again so a good level of fitness is required. As an alternative, you can take the mountain railway which takes you all the way to the summit. Snowdon gets very busy especially during the peak summer months and school holidays but there are many other exceptional hikes on the other Snowdonian mountains including Y Carneddau, Y Glyderau, Y Rhinogau and Cader Idris. For gentler walks, you can try the scenic North Wales Path which follows the coast and lower mountain slopes between Prestatyn and Bangor.
Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis drew up his vision for the perfect coastal village between 1925 and 1976. Lucky for us, his vision came to life in the form of colourful Portmeirion. There, Italianate architecture juts from lush exotic woodland, offering miles of beautiful walking territory, meandering estuaries and romantic cliff-top sights.