Stay In Snowdonia For The Weekend

You’ve travelled hundreds of miles to reach the Summit of Snowdon, why not stay for longer?

Although hiking up and down Snowdon can take a day in itself, there’s no reason for you to simply head home once you’ve done the hike. There’s a whole heap of fun activities and sights to see whilst you’re in the greater region of Snowdonia – so you should make the most of your time here!

Speed Through a Quarry at Zip World

Zip World’s main site at Penrhyn Quarry is just a 45 minute drive away from the peak of Snowdon, there you’ll find the fastest zipline in the world which also holds the record for the longest in Europe.

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On a clear day you can see Anglesey and even the distant Isle of Man, that is until you plummet head first through the quarry at speeds exceeding 100mph…

Eat Your Fill at Hebog Bwyty & Llety

If you’ve built up a real hunger after ascending and descending Snowdon, then you won’t have to travel far to find a great place to get your fill. Hebog Bwyty & Llety is nestled in the charming little village of Beddgelert.

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The warm cafe becomes a cosy bistro in the evening serving classy dinner options that will please even the fussiest of diners.

Get Wet and Wild Canoeing on Llyn Gwynant

Although there are some great kayaking options in the gorges and fast running rivers of Snowdonia, that might be a little too much exercise for your after your hike up to the Summit.

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Instead, how about a serene paddle on Snowdonia’s most tranquil lake? Surrounded by the stunning scenery, you could even give yourself the chance to take a little nap – just don’t forget to get the boat back in time!

Explore Harlech Castle

Just under an hour away from Snowdon, on the southern reaches of the National Park, lies Harlech Castle – a medieval fortification that was built in the late 13th Century.

One of several castles built during the reign of Edward I, Harlech’s grand Gothic architecture and arresting position offers wonderful views for everyone involved. Climb to the top of it’s ramparts and you’ll get a commanding view of the surrounding area, as well as a glimpse of the purplish heights of Snowdon.

Grab Some Air Mountain Biking Through Ogden

Sometimes the one answer to tiredness is simply to engage in some more strenuous activity. You can rent mountain bikes for relatively small change and there are loads of downhill routes to blast through.

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Strap a helmet on and zip down through the rocky paths of the Ogden Valley to blast the tiredness out of your bones and truly get to grips with the rest of Snowdonia.

There’s a veritable wealth of things to do in North Wales (visit here for some other ideas) that it definitely warrants more than just a day-trip.

Come to conquer Snowdon, stay to explore the rest of the Park.