Out & About in Snowdonia | Allan o gwmpas Eryri
Major Attractions In & Around Llanberis and Snowdonia National Park
Llanberis is perfectly located for exploring the beauty of Snowdonia National Park as it is right next door to the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Planning a family break in Snowdonia? Families can visit nearby Greenwood Forest Park, Portmeirion or Caernarfon Castle.
One thing is for sure, whatever you are planning for your weekend break in Snowdonia, you may need to make it longer to fit everything in!
Here at The Royal Victoria Hotel, we have put together some superb value for money leisure break bed & breakfast or dinner packages. All our bedrooms are en-suite, flat screen television with freeview channels, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryers and direct dial telephone.
You can enjoy great food and drink in our restaurant, conservatory or well-stocked bars.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
This is Britain's only rack railway and from the station, directly across from the Royal Victoria Hotel, you can travel to the highest mountain in England & Wales - Snowdon. This unique railroad experience allows passengers to view the stunning views and awe-inspiring scenery as it makes its way through the most popular part of the Snowdonia National Park.
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Llanberis Lake Railway
The Llanberis lake railway runs along the northerly shore of Llyn Padarn with the main station located in the Padarn Country Park, across the valley from the town of amidst unspoilt woodland and a range of tourist attractions related to the slate industry. The journey can be broken at Cei Llydan to capture the spectacular views. The tiny locomotives used on the line have all seen service in Dinorwic Quarries at one time or another where they once hauled slate wagons in the quarry.
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A modern industrial wonder of Wales, if not the World. This massive hydroelectric power station is built inside the mountain amidst miles of tunnels carrying roads and water. The main turbine and generator chamber is said to be the largest underground chamber ever excavated by man. A bus tour of the power station starts from the 'Dragon in the Mountain' exhibition in Llanberis.
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Llanberis Slate Mines
Commercial Quarrying began at Dinorwic in the early 1800’s. Railways worked by dozens of small steam locomotives transport the slate from Dinorwic to the sea at a harbour known as Port Dinorwic. The quarry closed in 1969 and is now a major tourist attraction. The railway and the other exhibits of Padarn Country Park such as the National Slate Museum ensure the 3000 men who once worked the quarries are remembered as do the quarry workings which have laid open the side of the Elidir Mountain nearby.
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Situated 3 miles up the glacial valley along the river Seiont, towards the magnificent Llanberis Pass, is the little village of Nant Peris home to an ancient church and famous well much visited by 19th century invalids, who would watch the two "sacred fish" in the well. If the fish appeared as they took the water, a cure was certain!
Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda
The longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere is now open at a disused quarry in Wales, so get ready for an unforgettable experience!
The Zip World site contains two specially constructed and spectacular zip lines, the first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry where you will pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour, before zip lining back for a mile to the start. With speeds of 75 mph, travelling 700ft above the mountain lake, be ready for a ride of a lifetime!
Zip World is just 20 minutes drive from the hotel, and you can find out more about tickets and booking a ride at the website: www.zipworld.co.uk