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7 Reasons to stay in a Snowdonia Holiday Cottage

April 15, 2022
Tim Coysh

Why stay in a Snowdonia Holiday Cottage?

Visit local castles and museums to learn about the area’s rich past, ride a steam train to the coast, or visit unforgettable towns and villages nearby. Choose your first activity from a list of some of the best Snowdonia events. Beddgelert, in the Welsh province of Snowdonia, is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, an outdoor paradise with plenty to see and do. Climb majestic mountains, discover breathtaking river valleys, and go on river and lake adventures here.

The Majestic Mount Snowdon

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Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is one of the most popular mountains in the UK for walkers, and a popular destination for many tourists to north Wales. It is the highest mountain in Wales, standing at 1085 meters. You can take a train to the top during the main seasons, where there is a café and a viewpoint with breathtaking views of the Snowdonia mountains. The Llanberis route, which begins in Llanberis itself, is the most straightforward of the six main paths to the summit. In bad weather, despite the fact that the track is wide and generally easy to follow, extreme caution should be exercised because things can quickly go wrong! Often check the local forecast and come prepared for whatever weather you can face, including warm coats, good boots or trainers, and waterproofs in the winter, and plenty of fluid, sunscreen, and warm clothing in the summer.

Fabulous Snowdon Mountain Railway

In Gwynedd, north-west Wales, the Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow-gauge rack and pinion mountain railway. It is a 4.7-mile tourist railway that runs from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, Wales’ highest point. Take the popular Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Snowdon for an unforgettable experience for the kids, or visit Greenwood Forest Park, North Wales’ Best Family Attraction.

Snowdonia National Park

There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in the region. Bodnant Garden is a world-renowned botanical wonderland that is home to a wide range of flora and champion plants. Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park is a perfect place to go hiking or mountain biking, and Padarn Country Park, near Llanberis, offers a variety of outdoor activities. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, there are three Zip World ziplining locations in the city, as well as paintball and Segway adventures in the woods at Dragon Raiders Activity Park in Criccieth.


Beddgelert is a village and community in Gwynedd, Wales, in the Snowdonia region. The population of the community, which includes Nantmor and Nant Gwynant, was 455, according to the 2011 census. Gelert, the mythical hound, is said to have inspired its name.

Culture and Heritage

Learn more about the slate industry by visiting the National Slate Museum in Llanberis or the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum at Caernarfon Castle and the Maritime Museum in Porthmadog are also excellent sources of history and heritage. Harlech Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also worth visiting.

A holiday may be filled by visiting the charming seaside and mountain villages in and around Snowdonia. The picturesque village of Beddgelert, just up the road from our cabins, is the starting point for several walking trails. Portmeirion, designed by architect Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925, is also worth seeing. Llanberis, at the foot of Mount Snowdon, and Betws-y-Coed are two more picturesque towns and villages. If you want to learn more about the local slate mining past, go to Blaenau Ffestiniog.


Snowdonia has a plethora of inland lakes, offering limitless possibilities for watersports of all kinds. The graceful Llyn Tegid, Bala, Wales’ largest natural lake, is a sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing Mecca, while boaters flock to the scenic Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydir forest. Llyn Gwynant is a popular watersports destination that also has the distinction of being one of the filming locations for the Hollywood blockbuster Tombraider II, starring Angelina Jolie. From gentle introductions to the wildest white water adventures and toughest challenges, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are readily accessible in Snowdonia for sport or recreation. The possibilities are infinite, but the seasoned will choose from Afon Conwy, Afon Glaslyn, or Afon Llugwy.

Rib Ride  – Experience the tranquility of the Menai Straits, its stately homes, ferocious tides and whirlpools or travel seaward to Llandwyn Island, a rocky peninsula of outstanding beauty surrounded by white sandy beaches.

Snowdonia Cottages to stay

Fort Belan – Belan House is a beach front location, pets welcome, ideal large group accommodation. Know more about the Belan House here.

Tal Eryr is a detached former farmhouse with summer house and is perfect for large family groups looking to explore Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey and the Snowdonia National Parks. Click here to learn more about the cottage.

Telford House –  the entire guesthouse, including Its six, individually designed bedrooms, is furnished with an eclectic mix of period elegance and modern luxury. Check out this amazing holiday lodge to explore Snowdonia.

Ysgubor is Welsh for barn and the name of the farm translates as Tailors´ Cottages. An ideal base for those who enjoy walking or activity holidays with Snowdonia and Zip World on your door step. Go ahead and view this holiday cottage for an exciting Anglesey holidays here.

Bryn Ogwen is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached property, situated in the popular quiet residential of Garth area on the outskirts of Bangor, North Wales. 

Check out our other holiday cottages in Snowdonia here.


Take the challenge and climb the magnificent Snowdon and we have a fabulous selection of holiday cottages including a dog-friendly cottages in Snowdonia for you to stay in. Go and take a look also at our 7 things to do on a family holiday in Anglesey post and 4 Reasons Why We Love Anglesey Cottages post.


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