Razor-edges mountains reflect in deep tranquil lakes
Towering mountains, vast sandy beaches and pretty stone-built villages make Snowdonia one of the UK’s most captivating regions to visit.
As a region and national park in North Wales, Snowdonia covers a whopping 823 square miles and takes its name from Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain. This is an enchanting land of misty mountain, ancient forests and rugged coastline. With some of Wales' most dramatic landscapes and more than 1,000 miles of footpaths to explore, hikers are in their element here. Mountains such as Snowdon and Y Garn are also popular with walkers and offer spectacular views across Snowdonia for those who trek to their summits.
As you explore this wild region, look out for rare animals and birds, including polecats, pine marten, raven and red kite.
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