5 Perfect Snowdonia Escapes for Walkers

So you’re thinking about taking a walking trip over to Snowdon?

Well, unless you’re thinking about simply attacking the mountain in one day (which is a possibility for those of you walking at pace) you’re going to need a cosy bed to return to, so that you can get the proper rest that you need before you head off onto the dusty trail again.

Thankfully, there areĀ loads of great places to stay in the area and we’ve found five that really stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious manor house or something a little more rustic, there’s plenty to choose from right here:

The Slate Shed

When it comes to proximity to the park itself, it doesn’t get much better than this! Not only is the Slate Shet pet and bike friendly, it also sits right on the edge of a walking trail that takes you on a scenic trip between Barmouth and Dolegellau. You can even hire a bike so that you can explore the trail for yourself!

Pen Y Gwryd Hotel

Authenticity and Historical heritage are at the forefront of what the owners of the Pen-Y-Gwryd offer. It’s served the countless visitors of the Snowdonia area since the 50s, with such illustrious patrons as legendary Everest conquerors Hillary and Tenzing. Since then the hotel has become something of a place of pilgrimage for hikers and mountaineers alike.

The Dolgoch B&B

Tucked away in the South Western corner of Snowdonia, when you stay at the Dolgoch you get a real glimpse into what living in the hills of Wales is really like. Staying in comfortable and bright rooms, you’re just a stone’s throw away from all the major Snowdon attractions, including great spots for mountain climbing and bird watching.

The Princes Arms Hotel

Featuring truly stunning vistas and great access to the key tourist destinations of the Snowdonia, The Princes Arms Hotel is a great mid-priced option for those wanting a bit of stately luxury without breaking the bank. With a well-received restaurant on site, you’ll not have to go far to grab a filling meal after your long day of walking!

Pale Hall HotelĀ 

Lastly, we have the big ticket option; a truly world-class stately home, dripping with class and character. The service at Pale Hall is up there with with the best of them and the food, devised by Michelin Star chef Michael Caines, is second to none. Should you tire of walking around the rugged mountains of Snowdonia, you can always take a more leisurely stroll in Pale Hall’s peaceful woodland.