Snowdonia National Park
On this scenic tour, we will take in the delights of Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis & Beddgelert.
Llanberis is an idyllic lakeside spot at the foot of Mount Snowdon whilst Betws-y-Coed is widely recognised as the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park and Beddgelert is home to the famous Welsh myth about Prince Llewelyn ap Iorwerth.
Snowdonia's landscape is unique. The nine mountain ranges cover approximately 52% of the Park and include many peaks that are over 3,000 feet (915m). Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys. Oak, ash, rowan and hazel woodlands are found scattered throughout the Park whilst the beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries and 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches contribute to the overall diversity of the landscape.
Clough Williams-Ellis built Portmeirion from 1925 to 1975 on a peninsula off the coast of Snowdonia, to show how “the development of a naturally beautiful site need not lead to its defilement”. He fought for “Beauty - that strange necessity”. The gardens in and around the Italianate village of Portmeirion have been cultivated since Victorian times and the entire village as both unique and delightful in equal measure!