places to go

a group of 3 people hiking through Eryri

get out there and get some mountain air

With such glorious mountain scenery all around and views that take your breath away, Eryri is a great place to get out in the fresh air and enjoy walking.

There is a network of walks for people of all abilities, from gentle lakeside strolls to the more energetic climbs that take you up to the top of Yr Wyddfa itself or one of the other many peaks in the range.

It's easy to get to the start of these walks on our bus network, and you can plan a ramble that doesn't require retracing your steps - just join the bus further along.

There is plenty of information available to help you plan just a few hours or the whole day exploring Eryri - including park & ride locations, buses and walking paths.

Download the Snowdon Walks/Llwybrau Yr Wyddfa app or visit the Eryri National Park website.

National Slate Museum

The vast slate mining quarry of Dinorwig may have closed in 1969, but today it tells a very special story, the story of the Welsh slate industry.

This gripping tale encompasses such great events as industrial unrest as well as the small details of everyday life. You'll be entranced, educated and entertained by the imaginative interpretation showing the part slate has played in the story of North Wales and Eryri.

visit the Slate Museum website

  • Llanberis
The Slate Museum
People on board a train having a good time.

get all steamed up on our great little trains

Fancy puffing your way through breathtaking mountain scenery with views to die for on a vintage steam narrow-guage railway?

This part of Wales is famous for its little trains.

The Ffestiniog takes you from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog

The Welsh Highland from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway gets you from Llanberis almost to the top of Yr Wyddfa and the Llanberis Lake Railway alongside Lake Padarn.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway and Llanberis Lake Railway are closed in the winter.

Caernarfon Castle

The mighty edifice of Caernarfon Castle stands proud over the charming narrow streets and attractive waterfront of this characterful Welsh town.

The castle, built in the 13th century by Edward I as a royal palace and military fortress was at the heart of the medieval walled town and now still stirs the imagination like no other Welsh castle.

Wander around the town where you'll discover independent specialist shops, restaurants and cafés, plus local arts and crafts.

visit the Caenarfon Castle website

Caernarfon Castle
Plas Brondanw

a touch of Italy at Plas Brondanw

The gardens at Plas Brondanw, the home of Clough Williams-Ellis, who built the Italianate village of Portmeirion, are considered to be his most important creation.

Sir Clough created a unique and distinctive landscape inspired by the gardens of Renaissance Italy, which provides a series of romantic views over the surrounding countryside leading the eye to the dramatic backdrop of the mountains beyond.

10.30am - 3.45pm, Wed-Sun Easter to end of Sep

find out more at the Plas Brondanw and Portmeirion websites.

  • Plas Brondanw


This attractive village really has quite an Alpine feel, helped by the dense Gwydyr Forest that surrounds it.

Discover characterful independent shops selling crafts, gifts, local produce and, of course, some great outdoor gear shops plus art galleries displaying works by talented Welsh artists.

If you're feeling peckish, then enjoy locally sourced, award-winning food and drink in the diverse range of cafés, bistros, restaurants and pubs.

Visit Betws-y-Coed

A waterfall in Betws-y-Coed
Gelert's Grave stone

the legend of Gelert the dog

In one of the loveliest stone-built villages in Eryri, a footpath along the banks of the Glaslyn leads to Gelert's Grave - the resting place of the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great.

Or go underground at the Sygun Copper Mine to explore the old workings on foot in complete safety.

Follow winding tunnels into colourful chambers, with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites and copper ore veins with traces of gold, silver and other19 precious metals.

Beddgelert Tourism

  • Betws-y-Coed
  • Beddgelert

take a flight on a thrilling zip wire

Fancy flying through the air like a bird?

At Zip World Penrhyn Quarry you could try the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Or just enjoy watching others zipping by from the Blondin Restaurant, and take the Penrhyn Quarry Tour on a red truck.

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry website

  • Bethesda

Zip World Fforest has the UK's only alpine coaster where you can speed through the trees for over a kilometre - great fun, whatever the weather and it also has Europe's longest net walkway and highest giant swing.

Zip World Fforest website

  • Betws-y-Coed
Three people on zip wires in Eryri