encourage your inner cave-dweller and explore Wales’ underground heritage with Go Below

or what about taking to the lakes and rivers via kayak or canoe with George, Rachel & Charlie at Snowdonia Adventure Activities 

you could Arrive & Drive…our local Nationally renowned karting track is just down the road –  speed freaks call Gemma at GYG to book your session

and then there’s surfing….. in the mountains you say? Yup – a 300-metre inland surf lagoon surrounded by forest and mountains –  get amped at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

or you could thrill it up and take to the white stuff at the National White Water Rafting Centre

from blues to double blacks, the best uplift service in the UK it has to be the MTB mecca of Antur Stiniog for some gnarly downhill thrills

and then there’s flying through the trees with the greatest of ease at Fforest Zip Safari a 60ft high canopy adventure

new skills requisition required?  Tracey and Stu at Breese Adventures  teach mountain expertise whilst raising a heap of dollar for charity

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The most concentrated place in the world for castles? It has to be Wales!

With over 600 in total and 8 of those being the best examples, some with World Heritage status, within striking distance of Betws-y-Coed you’ll be spoilt for choice for castles to explore. Our faves are Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech… oh but then there’s Criccieth and Caernarfon and Dolwyddelan…

The North Wales slate industry is also a part of our heritage. So much so that it has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. Discover the story at industrial heritage sites like Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog, the National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the Sygun Copper Mine in Beddgelert.

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And most famously the iconic Snowdon range. Walk, climb, take the train, drive a scenic twisty turny route – known as going ‘Igam Ogam’ in Wlaes!  Whichever way you chose to explore our incredible mountain massiffs the panoramas will take your breath away with every turn.



Some of the very best hotels and accommodation the national park has to offer are right on our doorstep. Choose to stay with a few of our favourites – from independent traveller style to old world charm or  contemporary hotel to luxury cottages  all of which have access to the Stations Leisure Spa and guaranteed best price anywhere on the web (forget the big booking engines): Royal Oak Hotel 

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Explore more – don’t forget to check out what’s on at Y Stablau on our events page.

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