"Snowdonia" Top 5 Page for this destination Snowdonia by timlloydlangston
Snowdonia Travel Guide: 160 reviews and 540 photos
I've been visiting Snowdonia for nearly 30 years and I'm still finding new gems all the time - hence this page. It's not a long way for me to travel from Birmingham, but here you have mountains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, coves and long sandy beaches, castles and steam trains all in one location. It's a great destination, whatever your age.
Snowdonia's natural beauty draws in the economic power for the region today, but the area has a strong inductrial past. Most obvious of these are the slate mines that bite gaping holes into the mountainsides and spew vast piles of waste down the valley. This may be considered unsightly by some, but take a walk round the Dinorwic quarry and you'll see both beauty and engineering ingenuity. Beneath this mountain is a modern engineering marvel, the Dinorwic power station, which funnels the contents of a lake down through the mountain to generate hydro-electricity during times of peak demand.
What I like about Snowdonia is there's always something you could do. When I was last there a thick layer of cloud covered the mountains one day. We headed for Anglesy where the sun shone all day and my daughter had a great time on the beach. If the weather gets even worse (and to be honest, it does quite often) there's plenty of castles to explore, museums and the sea zoo. For the ultimate hide-away from the weather you can go down the slate mines.
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