Few places beat Gwynedd when it comes to embodying the true Welsh spirit. Taking in much of Snowdonia National Park, and home to the vertiginous landmark that is Mount Snowdon, the people of Gwynedd have a lot to be proud about. And that’s before we mention the region’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking valleys, waterfalls and enchanting woodlands. Our Gwynedd hotels are the perfect base if you want to discover this inspirational place.
Hotels in Gwynedd
Bangor (Gwynedd, North Wales)
Llandudno North (Little Orme)
What to do in Gwynedd
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Venture skyward on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Leaving from Llanberis station, these sturdy trains chug through the clouds right to the peak of Wales’ tallest mountain. Awesome views await you at the summit as does the Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre.
For a slice of Italy in North Wales, head to Portmeirion. Borrowing from Italian architecture, this gorgeous coastal village was constructed between 1925 and 1976, and is thought to be one of Wales’ top attractions.
Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinogydd mountains, Harlech is a real gem of a place. Its award-winning beach is considered to be a shining example of natural sand dunes and Harlech Castle is an official World Heritage Site.
If you're not a fan of heights, there’s still plenty to do in Gwynedd. Journey into Electric Mountain and witness the Dinorwig Power Station in action. On the subterranean bus tour of Europe’s largest man-made cavern you’ll learn all about generating hydro-electric power.
Go even deeper underground at Corris. This village is basically one big subterranean playground. Watch legends of the Dark Ages unfurl underground in King Arthur’s Labyrinth or join the Corris Mine Explorers and pop down to Braich Goch, an abandoned slate mine.