Snowdonia National Park
Escape into abundant nature which covers 823 square miles, with views of endless rocky landscapes and, on a clear day, even Ireland and the Lake District. The mountains are steeped in history, local heritage, and folklore, providing days’ worth of trails and peaks to conquer. This includes the highest peak in Wales: Mount Snowdon itself (known in Welsh as Yr Wyddfa). There are six routes to reach the top of Snowdon, with the most popular starting point being the majestic Llanberis Path. There’s also the 100-year-old Snowdonia Mountain Railway, which departs from Llanberis Station; this option is for those who want to sit back and enjoy the views of lakes, waterfalls, and the thick stone walls that mark the former homes of local residents. En route up towards Snowdon, you’ll also see Moel Hebog (meaning hill of the falcon) which is home to the peregrine falcon, the fastest animal in the entire world.