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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom

From series “Largest Nature Reserves on Earth”
Snowdonia reserve is located in the northern part of Wales and covers a territory of 2170 square kilometres. It was established in 1951 and was named for the mount Snowdon – the highest peak of Wales. Snowdonia reserve is a living working area, more than 26000 people live permanently on the territory of the National park. Over 6 million travellers come to the picturesque Snowdonia annually.

Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom The surroundings of Mount Snowdon is the most lively area in the park, climbing up to the top of the mountain is the favourite pastime among the tourists. As an alternative, the travellers are invited to climb the mount by cable car. The total length of footpaths available to active tourists, is over 2300 kilometres.

Lovers of nature prefer to walk in the local oak forests, where they can see century-old trees of enormous size and increadibly beautiful lakes. One can get a closer look at seals and seabirds in the coastal areas. Thanks to wide choice of tiny hotels, visitors always have an opportunity to stay a little longer in the picturesque countryside. Thick forests cover a considerable part of the reserve, they have become home for ferrets and martens. Ornithologists are attracted to these places by the prospect of seeing rare species of kites and peregrine falcons. Next - Serengeti National Park

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Nearest airports:
 »  Chester Airport CEG - in 66 km
 »  John Lennon Airport LPL - in 81 km
 »  Blackpool Airport BLK - in 109 km
 »  Manchester Airport MAN - in 116 km
 »  Isle Of Man Airport IOM - in 139 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Snowdonia National Park

Grapes Hotel Maentwrog

Located in 9 km from Snowdonia National Park
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Rooms: 6
Each room at The Grapes Hotel has a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee facilities. The rooms are en suite and have modern bathrooms. A hearty Welsh … More: photo, rates and booking
the lodge

Located in 12 km from Snowdonia National Park
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Rooms: 3
With exposed beams and seagrass flooring, the contemporary designed rooms feature wooden headboards, storage units and Egyptian cotton bedding. An … More: photo, rates and booking
Bryn Derw

Located in 13 km from Snowdonia National Park
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Rooms: 2
The room has a power shower and bath, and a flat-screen TV and hairdryer. Tea and coffee facilities are also provided, and there is an additional … More: photo, rates and booking
Tyn-y-Groes Hotel

Located in 14 km from Snowdonia National Park
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Rooms: 7
Each room at Tyn-y-Groes Hotel features a TV, an en suite bathroom, and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms are located at the rear of the … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Caernarfon Castle
37 km - Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle is the most tremendous Scottish castles. In the 11th century at this place was a wooden castle in Normannic style. In 1283 it was decided to build a new castle that was finished only in 1330. Even now the castle adores with its power and strength. …
John Lennon House
82 km - John Lennon House
The house where John Lennon spent his childhood is today the destination for thousands of tourists and is considered a place of world interest. The frontman of the famous rock band has grown up on the street Menlove Avenue, in the house 251. Into this house, the …
Pitchford Hall
84 km - Pitchford Hall
Another original tree house is to be found in the British village of Pitchford, on the grounds of the ancient estate of Pitchford Hall. The estate was built in the second half of the 16th century and has been rebuilt many times over the long history of its existence. …
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
97 km - Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Unique from a historical and geological point of view, are the gold mines of Dolaucothi, located in the UK, in the Cothi River valley. According to scientists, their development started during the reign of the Roman Empire. Now, the mines are a landmark of national …
104 km - Burlington
In the middle of the 20th century in Great Britain has appeared a secret underground city with a code name Burlington. This city is like a real recessed shelter where the British parliament planed be hold up in case of the nuclear war. The underground city was built at …
Riverdance Wrecks
107 km - Riverdance Wrecks
Passenger-and-freight ferry "Riverdance" now has found its eternal anchorage near Blackpool, Lancashire, Britain. It has happened in 2008 during the huge storm. The ship was transported about a thousand packages of McVitie’s cookies. Then, after the wreck, the shore …

Top destination around Snowdonia National Park - Caernarfon

First settlers in Caernarfon appeared yet during the prehistoric times. At that time, the Ordovices, a Celtic tribe, were the main inhabitants. When Romans appeared in the region, they built a fort here. However, when Romans left the British land the fort was destroyed. Normans built their own castle on the ruins of the fort, establishing a settlement that turned into a town later.
In the second half of the 20th century, Caernarfon’s authorities made an application for the election to choose the capital of Wales. Unfortunately, another city won in the election. 1911 was an important role for Caernarfon because the investiture of the Prince of Wales took place at Caernarfon Castle. Almost sixty years later, Prince Charles also participated in the investiture ceremony that was also held in Caernarfon.

Perhaps, the local dialect is the first thing that tourists notice when they arrive in the town. Despite the fact that Caernarfon is a part of Wales, which is a part of the United Kingdom, almost twenty percent of local people speak an old dialect. Welsh is still widespread in the region, so it is not rare to see shop signs and inscriptions in this language.
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