View from mountain top at Snowdonia, with the sun setting behind a mountain and 2 lakes
View from mountain top at Snowdonia, with the sun setting behind a mountain and 2 lakes

Gwynedd - Snowdonia National Park

Explore the many wonders of Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park is Wales’s largest national park, with a total area of 823 square miles. The landscape of Snowdonia, which is home to more than 26,000 people, is rich in culture, history, and heritage.

Every year, nearly 4 million people come to Snowdonia to see its majestic peaks and breath-taking valleys, spend time in nature, find peace on its less travelled paths, and take advantage of the numerous recreational opportunities. The unbroken landscapes of Snowdonia contain a wealth of treasures that can be discovered and enjoyed. From hidden, faraway pools to breathtaking high peaks, from endangered species to a rich, one-of-a-kind culture.

Spend time here and explore the 823 square miles of stunning scenery where the ocean meets the mountains. There are deep lakes, ridges with sharp edges, wild river streams, vast green valleys, ancient marshes, and foaming waterfalls. The unbroken uplands of Snowdonia National Park are a big part of the park's appeal and the peaks draw hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

The National Park Authority has approved 1,497 miles of paths that provide the best way to fully experience Snowdonia's special features.

You can also do watersports at the various lakes. For example, Llyn Tegid is Wales' largest natural lake, with a length of 5 miles and a width of half a mile at its widest point. Paddleboarding, canoeing, windsurfing, and fishing are all available here.

Snowdonia's distinctive and vibrant culture is centered on the Welsh language, which is spoken naturally in its communities. It's a language that's part of the area's and the people's identities.