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5 Awesome Things About Snowdonia

5 Awesome Things About Snowdonia

I’m fiercly proud of where I live. I live in the most fabulous place on earth – Snowdonia!

When we went to Florida I was asked if I go on holiday every year and I said that I don’t. I don’t feel I need to go abroad every year. They were gobsmacked! They couldn’t understand it at all. I mean, why would I need to travel when I have all this amazing stuff on my doorstep.

Narrowing it down to five things was difficult! But here are

5 Awesome Things About Snowdonia


Conwy Castle

There is no doubt that the Castles here are awesome! We’re lucky enough to have 7 castles in Snowdonia – there may be more but I could only count 7 now.

Mountains and Lakes

Snowdon and Llanberis Lake

Highest mountain in Wales is here in Snowdonia…. it gives its name to the area as it’s called Snowdon in English or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh.

Although my favourite mountain(s) are the Moelwyns. They tower over my home town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. I sure do miss them on occasions.

And there are beautiful lakes everywhere. The above is Llanberis Lake at the foot of Snowdon.

Slate Mines

Dinorwig Quarry

If you know me then you’ll know I love my Welsh slate. And Snowdonia is abundant in old slate mines.

From old relics in Llanberis (even a museum dedicated to them), to converted caverns at Llechwedd which now house underground trampolines – you’ll trip over old mines everywhere!


Ffestiniog Railway's Earl of Meirioneth at Porthmadog train station

(Image courtesy of Helena of Babyfoote – check out her epic adventure here)

A bi-product of all the mines is that there’s lots of narrow gauge train lines here.

If you take a look at the Little Great Trains map you can see that the majority of them are around the Snowdonia area.

My favourite has to be the Ffestiniog Railway though. It runs right past my childhood home. Brings back lots of happy memories!



Seriously there are dragons in the hills of Snowdonia. Actually no they can be found at Castell Harlech.

I can’t believe that all these things are at my doorstep. I don’t appreciate it enough.

What’s your favourite thing about where you live?


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  • Reply Anca

    It’s beautiful. There are so many beautiful things in Snowdonia, I’ve been with a steam train at Bala, I love the lakes and the castles too. It’s stunning. x

    October 21, 2016 at 7:39 am
    • Reply Becster

      It really is! Especially when the weather is good. If you enjoyed Bala Lake railway then you ought to try The Ffestiniog Railway. x

      October 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm
      • Reply Anca

        It’s on my bucket list 😀

        October 24, 2016 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Jamie (Explore With Ed)

    Love this post! I hope to explore this area someday soon, the lakes and mountains look spectacular! 🙂

    October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply Becster

      You definitely should! There’s just so much to see and do here. The landscape is just so amazing!

      October 23, 2016 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Oh wow! You live in the coolest place! So interesting and beautiful!

    October 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Becster

      You should come and visit! Plenty of things to do here 🙂

      October 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply shaney morrison

    What an awesome place you live in! No wonder you don’t feel the need to go abroad every year, it’s beautiful. I live in london which has loads to see and do but i probably take it for granted and still fly off at every opportunity! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous place. x

    October 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm
    • Reply Becster

      It is such an amazing place! It is nice to visit London occasionally and take in the city sights but there’s no place like home!

      October 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Holly Hollyson

    That castle is amazing. I haven’t been to Snowdonia since I was a child and I really don’t remember it 🙁

    October 22, 2016 at 1:39 am
    • Reply Becster

      Oh you need to come visit! Well worth it even if you only see the castles!

      October 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm
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