Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales has a unique landscape, consisting of nine mountain ranges, with some peaks rising majestically over 3,000 feet. Some craggy and awe inspiring, like Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Tryfan and nearby Cader Idris. Steep river gorges and waterfalls compliment the green valleys.

The highest peak is Snowdon, with views across the Irish sea. The mountain is famous for the Snowdonia train running up the side on the historic mountain railway.

The landscape as a whole is very diverse. The Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries flow out into the Irish sea which itself breaks its waters along 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches. On the The Dwyryd at the western edge of central Snowdonia, you will find Port Merrion, famous for the location of the 60’s TV series, ‘The Prisoner’

Snowdonia Attractions

Snowdonia offers a vast network of trails providing a wide range of leisure activities. Mountain Biking, cycling, walking, trail running. Watersports centres are based on some of Snowdonia’s many lakes like lake Bala.

It’s not all about activity though. Thousands of visitors visit Snowdonia every year to relax and enjoy the stunning landscape.  The National Park authority promote opportunities to enhance the natural beauty and heritage of the area, and the popularity in tourism helps support the economy  and social well being of its communities.

Snowdonia Holiday Cottage Accommodation -Available for Bed and Breakfast

The high mountains of Snowdonia are only an hours drive away from Mostyn Cottage. If you would like to explore the peaks of Snowdonia, Mostyn Cottage can supply a Mountain Leader to guide you if required. Preferential rates for guests staying at Mostyn Cottage, please contact us to arrange a guide for your stay, or to assist with planning your trip into the mountains of Snowdonia

Looking for accommodation on the trails in Snowdonia? Mostyn Cottage is just a few miles from the Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Visitor Centre and only 400metres from the trails, right in the heart of Coed y Brenin. The trails are on our doorstep at Mostyn Cottage and it’s only a short ride to the Visitor Centre where you can enjoy coffee and cake half way round your trail ride.

Snowdonia Things to do and Places to Visit


Glasfryn Parc
GreenWood Forest Park
King Arthur’s Labyrinth
The Fun Centre

Outdoor Activities

Aim Higher – Mountaineering Skills
Wales Walking Holidays
Beacon Climbing Centre
Coed y Brenin Forest Park

Go Below Underground Adventures

Bounce Below
National White Water Centre
Zip World
Harlech and Ardudwy Leisure
RAW Adventures – Mountain Activity
Bach Ventures
Ffordd Brailsford Way
Edge of Wales Walk

Railways attractions

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Llanberis Lake Railway

Boat Trips and cruises

Anglesey Boat Trips
RibRide Adventure Boat Trips
Cardigan Bay Wildlife Cruises

Arts and Crafts

Bodnant Welsh Food
Trefriw Woollen Mills


Electric Mountain
Inigo Jones Slate Works

Porthmadog Maritime Museum
Porth y Swnt
Sygun Copper Mine

Lloyd George Museum
Padarn Country Park
Glynllifon Park
Sir Henry Jones Museum