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
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
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.
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!
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?