Diverse, high quality landscapes and seascapes within a small geographic area, ranging from coast to rolling uplands to rugged mountains for which Snowdonia is famed.

Snowdonia is comprised of a diverse mix of landscapes many of which are highly valued for their natural beauty and tranquillity. The National Park is renowned for its vast mountainous backdrops, but also offers beautiful and unspoilt valley and coastal settings.

In 2019 Snowdonia was named the most beautiful National Park in Europe.

There are very few places in the world where it is possible to experience all of these environments within such a short distance of each other.

The complex and diverse geology of Snowdonia is the initial reason for the varied landscape and nature within. This geology is a result of millions of years of continental shift, volcanoes, erosion, sedimentation, weathering and other natural powerful forces.

The imprint of the last Ice Age has created vast lakes, waterfalls, wide green valleys, bogs and wild river torrents. Oak, Ash, Rowan and Hazel woodlands are found scattered throughout the area. Upland hill farming and forestry along with the relics of slate mining exemplify the interaction of human and landscape.

The beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries along with 23 miles of sweeping coastline and sandy beaches contribute to the overall diversity of our unique and dramatic landscape which has inspired artists, scientists,
residents and visitors for centuries.


9 mountain ranges.
15 peaks above 3000 feet = the Welsh 3000s. 
23 miles of awesome sweeping coastline.