Wales is famous for its historic castles, scenic landscapes, and the Snowdonia Mountains offer unique splendour and beauty. Dominated as a Snowdonia National Park (a third of the country) and dominated by the sights of North Wales, the area derives its name from Snowden at 3,560 feet (and above all in England), the highest point in Wales. According to myth, this rugged mountaintop is observed by the spirit of King Arthur. Below the rocky slope lay the knights at his round table. Its Welsh name, Yr Wyddfa, means “grave”. It refers to the legend of the giant Rita Gower, who was killed by King Arthur.
Unlike many other countries, Britain’s national park is inhabited, and Snowdonia is no different. It has a population of over 26,000. Llanberis, one of the villages in its rugged terrain, is the starting point for a three-hour convention. A century ago, there was a more serene climb on the Snowden Mountain Railroad, which was established to view Victorian sights. Steam-powered locomotives are still strong today. The train stops 70 feet below, leaving an easy climb for the final stage. From the top, on a clear day, you can see 840 square miles of the park and 90 miles across the Irish Sea to Mount Wicklow in Ireland.
There are endless opportunities to walk and cycle along the striking trails in the middle of the vast expanse of scenery and wildlife. For the train buffalo, there are other narrow measuring steam tracks in the park; Many were originally built to be transported from the highlands to the coastal harbours. But now they provide fun racetracks through the countryside of Wales, and cars are still inaccessible to places like small villages and remote train stations in Dolce.
Located 20 miles south of Llanberis in the village of Talsarnau, the park offers numerous additions to the beautiful 14th-century Mas-y-Nuad (most recently 16th and 18th centuries) in the southern range, ranging from traditional to more contemporary styles. A great base to explore the railroads is Harlech Castle, which is 3 miles away. The restaurant serves a fresh meal made from home-grown or locally sourced ingredients. A special Welsh cheese board is shown above.
Ynyshir Hall is located just south of the park in Eglwys Fach, near the historic city of Machynlleth. Once owned by Queen Victoria, it is now a hidden hotel, ideal for guests living a luxurious life in a quiet, rural location. The main house with nine rooms and a well-appointed restaurant dates back to the 15th century. It gives a clear sense of royal history. The Snowdonia Mountains are still easily accessible.