Snowdon – the rooftop of Wales

Climbing one of Britain’s most famous peaks is just one of the many adventures to be found in North Wales.

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The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales offers some of the most spectacular walking in Britain. Its star attraction is the mountain that dominates the landscape and gives the park its name – Snowdon. At 1,085 metres (3,560ft), it’s the highest mountain in England and Wales, and reaching its lofty summit is a challenge that all walkers will relish.

Yet climbing Snowdon is surprisingly accessible, thanks to the multitude of routes that wind their way to the mountain’s peak. That means there’s a challenge to suit walkers of all abilities, from the gradual climb of the Llanberis Path, which offers jaw-dropping views, to the exhilarating knife-edge scramble that is Crib Goch, one of the most famous ridge walks in Britain. The numerous paths to the top of Snowdon also make it a perennially popular draw for walkers, many of whom come back to conquer this famous mountain again and again.

For those who prefer to sit back and relax, there’s a more leisurely route to the top. The Snowdon Mountain Railway runs every day from 17 March to the end of October, departing from Llanberis, as long as the weather is not too treacherous. The tantalising promise of the famous summit café is a similarly attractive prospect that makes this mountain unique. However you choose to climb Snowdon, reaching the rooftop of Wales will be an unforgettable day out for you and your friends or family.

If you’re inspired to plan a visit to North Wales, the next step is to find your perfect base. After all, discovering a great place to stay can turn a fun day out into the holiday of a lifetime. For ultimate rest and relaxation after a day of adventure, getting the right location is vital.

Of the many holiday resorts around Snowdon, some of the best placed are with holiday parks and resorts specialist Darwin Escapes. Their four holiday resorts in North Wales each have their own distinct character, offering easy access to the Snowdonia National Park and many of the region’s other star attractions. All offer high-quality accommodation and a range of facilities for guests.

Best for family fun

New Pines Holiday Home Park is a 5-star standard, family-focused holiday park. This hidden gem of North Wales offers both holidaymakers and holiday-home owners access to a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, activity programme, bar and restaurant.

Best for beach lovers and coastal walks

Located just an hour’s drive from the Snowdonia National Park, Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park is situated close to the famous Talacre lighthouse and sand dunes, with miles of golden sandy beaches that make it the perfect destination for a traditional seaside holiday. It also offers easy access to one of the region’s other key draws for walkers – the Wales Coast Path.

Best for a relaxing getaway

Seaview Holiday Home Park is another 5-star resort located on a tranquil hillside setting with great views overlooking the North Wales coastline, about one mile from Talacre Beach. The park is exclusively for those looking into holiday-home ownership, making it an ideal getaway for retired couples, empty-nesters and families with slightly older children. Facilities on offer include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, lounge, entertainment programme, restaurant and bar.

Best for luxury breaks

Aberconwy Resort & Spa is a refined and elegant 5-star resort, exclusively for holiday-home owners, overlooked by the Conwy Mountains and located right next to Conwy marina. It has its own award-winning, Michelin-recommended restaurant on site, while park residents also have access to leading gym facilities, a first-class hair saloon and spa.

Whether you’re interested in booking the perfect holiday or purchasing a holiday home, make North Wales the destination for your next walking adventure. Find your perfect base with Darwin Escapes.