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Best places to visit when on holiday in Snowdonia

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Explore the majestic Snowdonia National Park with a holiday cottage stay. Looking for a holiday cottage stay in Snowdonia? Look no further! RWST is just a short walk outside the borders of Snowdonia National Park, placing you within touching distance of the National Park which is renowned for its rugged mountains and breathtaking lakes.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway


If you want to go up to Snowdon’s summit but don’t fancy the hike, you can hop on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a unique way to reach the summit.

The steam hauled train begins its journey in the nearby town of Llanberis, taking visitors to the summit of Snowdon in about an hour and a half. This is the ideal way to experience the journey with children or those who are less able.

Bala Lake / Llyn Tegid

Llyn Tegid, Bala
Llyn Tegid, Bala


Bala Lake in Gwynedd is the largest freshwater lake in Wales, measuring 3.7 miles in length - whether you’re a sailor, wild swimmer, or fancy a spot of fishing this is the lake for you.

Whilst there, keep an eye out for ‘Teggie’, Wales’ very own Loch Ness monster…

Why not try white water rafting at the National White Water Rafting Centre on the nearby Tryweryn river?

Aber Falls & Aber Falls Distillery

Aber Falls
Aber Falls


Another amazing sight to see is Aber Falls, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Wales, and a real hidden gem. Located close to the village of Abergwyngregyn, just off the A55, the waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch falls from a height of 120 feet from the Carneddau mountains as the river winds its way to the North Wales coast.

After the walk, why not head over to Aber Falls Distillery for some award-winning gins and whiskies.

Zip World (multiple sites)

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
Zip World Penrhyn Quarry


A visit to the Adventure Capital of Europe wouldn’t really be complete without a visit to one of Zip World’s three adventure activity hubs.

To the south, Zip World Llechwedd features Europe’s longest combined zip zone and the world’s only underground trampoline park AND underground crazy golf course.

Head east to Penrhyn Quarry and you’ll find Velocity - the world’s fastest single line zip, where you can reach speeds of up to 80 miles per hour!

And lastly, just 5 minutes from RWST is Fforest - an adventure playground located in woodlands just outside Llanrwst, featuring an alpine coaster, treetop assault course and many other activities.

Self-Catering cottages in Snowdonia

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay in Snowdonia, our beautiful self-catering cottages at RWST are just right for you!

Grab your walking boots and head out on a riverside stroll or kick start your Snowdonia adventure by heading out on the various paths that criss cross the nearby Gwydir Forest. On your return, why not relax in your open-plan luxury cottage, kick off those walking boots, put your feet up and admire the view of the River Conwy from your cottage patio or book some time in our heated riverside hot tub!

Sounds perfect, right?

Book your holiday cottage in Snowdonia

Browse our beautiful self-catering holiday cottages situated in a prime location in the centre of Llanrwst or get in touch with one of our travel team who will be more than happy to help answer any questions to assist you find your perfect Snowdonia accommodation today.

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