Snowdonia National Park Wales
Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glaciers of massive Snowdonia National Park. The park's historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales's highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland. The park is also home to an extensive network of trails, over 100 lakes and craggy peaks like Cedar Idris and Tryfan.
Snowdonia is Wales’s undisputed activity capital, crammed full of all kinds of outdoor activities like cycling, climbing, horse riding, golfing, canyoning, bird-watching, caving and water-sports… There are plenty of towns and villages, offering accommodation. You`ll find many camping sites, lovely pubs and restaurants.
The English name for the area derives from Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560 ft (1,085 m). In Welsh, the area is named Eryri.
A commonly held belief is that the name is derived from eryr ("eagle"), and thus means 'the abode/land of eagles', but recent evidence is that it means quite simply Highlands, and is derived from the Latin oriri (to rise) as leading Welsh scholar Sir Ifor Williams proved.
In the Middle Ages the title Prince of Wales and Lord of Snowdonia (Tywysog Cymru ac Arglwydd Eryri) was used by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd; his grandfather Llywelyn Fawr used the title Prince of north Wales and Lord of Snowdonia.
Why not visit the Welsh village of
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, on the Island of Anglesey, and see Snowdonia from there...!
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