Sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and glorious estuaries. Here is our pick of places to visit during your trip to Snowdonia
Aberdaron and the Llŷn peninsula
A charming fishermen’s village with limewashed cottages and spectacular light which has drawn artists as well as thousands of pilgrims journeying to Bardsey Island where legend has it 20,000 saints are buried. www.aberdaronlink.co.uk
Experience this unique Italianate village, set on a rocky peninsula in Tremadog Bay. It was the setting for the cult 1960s TV series The Prisoner.
This magnificent castle was built in just four years by Edward I, and its spectacular battlements have wonderful views over sea and mountains. Tel: (01492) 592358; www.conwy.com and www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Llanberis Lake Railway
See spectacular Snowdonia from a narrow-gauge steam train, with a five-mile return trip past Dolbadarn Castle and to the glorious Lake Padarn. Tel: (01286) 870549; www.lake-railway.co.uk
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Sir Clough’s own garden
Just a few miles away, at his ancestral home, Plas Brondanw, has wonderful topiary and sweeping views. Tel: (01743) 241181; www.brondanw.org
Snowdon Mountain Railway
A breathtaking journey to the spectacular new visitor centre on Mount Snowdon, where trains have chugged their way to the summit since Queen Victoria’s day. Tel: 0844 493 8120; www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
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