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Destination guide

Head for a Snowdonia lodge for skiing, snowboarding and more

Snowdonia in northern Wales is home to the highest peak in the country and offers an adventurous retreat for dog-friendly cottages in Wales. You can take the kids to places like the Adventure Parc water park or try the zip line at Zip World, or you can explore Snowdonia National Park with your dog. There are numerous trails that run along hills, peaks and waterways for exercise and adventure with your pet, letting you take in the scenery while your dog enjoys some time outdoors. With pet-friendly cottages in Snowdonia, you'll be in the heart of all the action to give your dog the time of its life.

 
History

Historic attractions near your Snowdonia holiday cottage

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal was designed by Georgian engineer Thomas Telford, and has been channelling water since 1805. Today, you can stroll across the aqueduct, sign up for guided tours and cruise along the canal on a boat trip. For a glimpse at Snowdonia's medieval roots, head to Harlech Castle, a sandstone fortress raised by Edward I. If you like history, you'll love boutique holiday rentals housed in period properties across Snowdonia.

Things to do

Unique attractions near your Snowdonia holiday rental

A tour of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, near the historic town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, will take you deep into a Victorian slate mine. Find out more about the industry at the National Slate Museum, in Llanberis, where you can peer into miners' cottages, gaze up at an enormous working waterwheel and check out live demonstrations. Evenings call for wine, cheese and board games by the fireplace of your Snowdonia holiday cottage.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Snowdonia National Park

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Snowdonia National Park a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aberglaslyn Pass (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Gelert's Grave (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Watkin Path (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Miner's Track (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Pyg Track (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures, with holiday rentals Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park is home to one of the highest peaks in the British Isles, and a 7th-heaven for ramblers. Serious hikers spend the day scaling Snowdon, a 3,500-foot-tall mountain. If you don't want to work up a sweat, simply step aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Nature lovers can make the most of Snowdonia's cinematic landscapes with secluded holiday cottages set in the stunning Gwynedd countryside.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Snowdonia National Park

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Snowdonia National Park is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Portmeirion Sands (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Llyn Dinas (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Moel Hebog (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Cader Idris Mountain (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Barmouth Beach (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Mount Snowdon (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Beaches

Bask on Blue Flag beaches with Snowdonia holiday lets

Gwynedd's snow-capped peaks may steal the spotlight, but head to the coast and you'll find a bevy of laid-back seaside resorts. Barmouth lures sunseekers with a beautiful Blue Flag beach, while Porth Neigwl is known for its surfer-friendly waves. Whether you're planning a family getaway or a romantic weekend, Snowdonia holiday rentals put you just steps from the coast.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Snowdonia National Park

The nearest airport is in Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), located 53.2 mi (85.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Llandecwyn Station, Talsarnau Station and Blaenau Ffestiniog Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Restaurants and bars

Top-tier restaurants near your Snowdonia holiday let

From the Llyn Peninsula to the Conwy Valley, Snowdonia serves up an inspired food scene. You'll find fine-dining bistros in stone-built cottages, farm-to-table restaurants in converted barns, and a Michelin-starred restaurant within an 18th-century manor house. Save your appetite for locally reared suckling pig, grilled scallops, duck confit and Welsh Black beef. If wining and dining is a priority, look for holiday cottages in Snowdonia's characterful towns and villages, where you'll be within strolling distance of restaurants and country pubs.

Essential info

Essential info for your Snowdonia holiday rentals stay

  • In Wales, the local currency is British pounds
  • As well as English, over 65% of locals speak Cymraeg, so why not try learning a few words and phrases of the Welsh language to charm the locals?
  • Snowdonia can get chilly, so pack plenty of layers, even if you're visiting in summer
  • Enjoy a local stay with self-contained holiday cottages in Snowdonia's towns, villages and seaside resorts

How many holiday rentals are available around Snowdonia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,187 holiday lettings around Snowdonia. From 2,040 cottages to 2,040 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Snowdonia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Snowdonia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • England: 66,726 holiday homes
  • Llanerchymedd: 1,083 holiday homes
  • Isle of Anglesey: 1,660 holiday homes
  • Pwllheli: 1,472 holiday homes
  • Caernarfon: 2,050 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Snowdonia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Snowdonia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Snowdonia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Llanerchymedd: 1,083 holiday lettings
  • Pwllheli: 1,472 holiday lettings
  • Caernarfon: 2,050 holiday lettings
  • Rhosneigr: 564 holiday lettings
  • Llandudno: 618 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Snowdonia?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Snowdonia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway: 2,417 holiday rentals
  • Barmouth Beach: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • Devil's Bridge: 732 holiday rentals
  • North Shore Beach: 1,396 holiday rentals
  • Great Orme: 1,391 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Snowdonia listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.