Wales knows a thing or two about otherworldly vistas, but Snowdonia takes natural beauty to a whole other level.
Carved out by glaciers a time long ago, Snowdonia is a place where varied and majestic landscapes co-exist among enchanting villages full of charm and welcoming hospitality. From mighty Mt. Snowdon and the sheep that dot its peaks and ridges to the extraordinary waterfalls and evergreen valleys of the Welsh wilderness, this part of the United Kingdom is undoubtedly a natural wonder. Follow your leader as you explore castles from centuries past and taste-test some of Wales’ more iconic dishes on our tours and holidays in Snowdonia.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
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Snowdonia (pronounced Eryri in Wales) is located in northwestern Wales and is categorised as a mountainous region filled with historic castles, charming villages, and breathtaking landscapes.
There are several options for getting to Snowdonia as it's only a few hours away from other popular destinations in the UK. One of the best ways to travel to the region is via self-driving from your destination as it allows you to take in as much scenery as possible but also have the freedom of easy transportation once you reach Snowdonia. Other options include flying, catching a train, or catching the ferry from Dublin.
Snowdonia is considered to have a temperate maritime climate due to its geographical location on the northwestern coast of Wales. This means the stunning region experiences warm summers and cold winters. You can expect snowfall in Snowdonia (go figure) with the snow season beginning in October and ending in March. Rainfall is fairly spread out throughout the year and the hottest month is August.
Due to Snowdonia's relatively even weather patterns, there's no 'best' time to visit with travellers enjoying all seasons throughout the year. If you're looking to experience as much of the great outdoors as possible then travelling during either Spring or Autumn will allow for reasonably warm days that are perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. The winter months are perfect for snow activities but it can make hiking a bit difficult so make sure you check expected weather conditions for the region before you start planning your trip.
Figuring out what to pack for a trip to Snowdonia largely depends on what kind of holiday you want to have and what season of the year you're travelling in. If you're looking forward to participating in snow activities then warm clothing such as waterproof pants, jackets, and tops, as well as ski suits and items such as beanies and gloves are appropriate. You should always pack a day bag, a reusable drink bottle, a camera, comfortable walking shoes, and a hat if you're planning on spending a large amount of time outside.
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