3 Best Towns to Stay in Snowdonia, Wales

Woman admiring the view from Snowdon during sunset
Snowdon, Caernarfon, UK. Photo by Nikolay Dimitrov on Unsplash

Snowdonia is a national park in the north of Wales. It’s the largest national park in Wales and is a major vacation destination every year. The incredible mountains, coastline, forests, and rivers are unbelievably beautiful and are home to an exciting abundance of wildlife. If you’re hoping to plan a trip there but aren’t sure where to base yourself, then here are three of the best towns to stay in. 

Dolgellau

This is an ideal town to stay in to reach a wide range of Snowdonia’s best attractions, but the town has plenty to offer itself too including sweet shops, cafes, and restaurants. Based along the River Wnion, the surrounding scenery is incredible, including the towering mountain of Cadair Idris.

Llanberis 

Known as the gateway to Snowdon, this sweet village is nestled at the foot of Snowdonia’s highest peak. It’s an ideal location if you’re planning to hike and explore the wonderful landscape as much as possible, with lots of exhilarating footpaths nearby. The town itself has great amenities to keep you entertained.

Harlech

This charming seaside town has so much to offer. Wandering through the streets you’ll find an interesting range of shops and cafes as well as an exciting art scene. One of this town’s main attractions is Harlech Castle, which has plenty of fascinating history to learn about. Along with all this, the wonderful coastline and beaches make this fantastic town an ideal place to stay.