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Rough Guides Staycations Snowdonia & North Wales

Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.

Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours.


Explore the best of Snowdonia & North Wales with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World and Mount Snowdon, to discovering cultural gems, including the thirteenth-century Caernarfon Castle with its distinctive limestone and sandstone banding, twisting loops that make up the Ffestiniog Railway and the distinctive seaside 'village' of Portmeirion, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in Snowdonia & North Wales.

Features of this travel guide to Snowdonia & North Wales:
- 9 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way
- Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery
- Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences
- Historical and cultural insights: learn more about the Snowdonia's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout
- Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips
- Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you
- Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
- Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered
- New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in Snowdonia

- Covers: The North Coast and Carneddau Mountains, Anglesey, Beddgelert and Porthmadog, Snowdon from Caernarfon, the Lleyn Peninsula, Tremadog Bay to Mawddach Estuary, Wrexham to Bala, Dolgellau to Cadair Idris and the Aran Mountains, Cadair Idris to Machynlleth

Looking for a comprehensive guide to Wales? Check out the Rough Guide to Wales for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.


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Date de parution 15 juin 2021
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EAN13 9781789197167
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 15 Mo

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This Staycation has been produced by the editors of Rough Guides, world-renowned ‘tell it like it is’ travel publishers. Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.
Walks and Tours
The clearly laid-out walks and tours in this book feature options for walking or using public transport wherever possible. The emphasis is on family fun, wholesome outdoors activities, local festivals, and food and drink. There are loads of great holiday ideas: kids’ stuff, best beaches, historic pubs, literary connections, unique shops, and – crucially with our Great British weather – what to do on a rainy day.
We recommend reading the whole of a route before setting out. This should help you to familiarise yourself with it and enable you to plan where to stop for refreshments – options are shown in the ‘Eating Out’ box at the end of each tour.
Introduction
The routes are set in context by this introductory section, giving an overview of the destination to set the scene, plus background information on food and drink.
Directory
Also supporting the walks and tours is a Trips Tips section, with clearly organised practical information. There is a comprehensive round up of sports and activities in the destination, recommendations for themed holidays, plus our pick of the best places to stay.
Getting around the e-book
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights mentioned in the text are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of the destination. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
About Rough Guides
Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy ‘tell it like it is’ ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
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Table of Contents
10 Things not to miss
Introduction to Snowdonia and North Wales
Location and topography
Climate
Economy
Environment
Food and Drink
Welsh dishes
Snowdonia specialities
Welsh beer and wine
Tour 1: The North Coast and Carneddau Mountains
The Vale of Clywd
Llanrhaedr
Denbigh
St Asaph
Bodelwyddan Castle
Llandudno
Conwy
Vale of Conwy
Llanrwst and Gwydir
Betws-y-coed
Capel Curig
Llyn Ogwen
Penrhyn Castle
Sychnant Pass
Tour 2: A Tour of Anglesey
The Britannia Bridge
Plas Newydd
Newborough Warren
Aberffraw to Holy Island
Holy Island
Holyhead
North Coast
Moelfre
Llangefni
Beaumaris
Penmon Priory
Feature: Bards and Legends
Tour 3: Beddgelert and Porthmadog
Betws-y-coed
Llyn Gwynant
Sygun Copper Mine
Beddgelert
Tremadog
Porthmadog
Maentwrog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolwyddelan Castle
Ty Mawr Wybrant
Tour 4: Snowdon from Caernarfon
Caernarfon
Caernarfon Castle
Llanberis
Llanberis Lake Railway
Pass of Llanberis
Tracks to Snowdon
Beddgelert Forest Park
Penygroes
Inigo Jones Slateworks
Feature: Welsh Language
Tour 5: The Lleyn Peninsula
Criccieth
Llanystumdwy
Pwllheli
Llanbedrog
Abersoch
Llanengan to Rhiw
Aberdaron
Bardsey Island
Porthdinllaen
Nant Gwrtheryn
St Beuno’s Church
Tour 6: Tremadog Bay to the Mawddach Estuary
Portmeirion
Llandecwyn Church
Harlech
Morfa Harlech
The Rhinogs
Llandanwg Church
Barmouth
Ty Crwn and ty gwyn
Mawddach Estuary
Cymer Abbey
Trawsfynydd and Tomen- y-mur
Tour 7: Wrexham to Bala – and Back
Wrexham
Erddig Hall
Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley
Llangollen
Plas Newydd
Valle Crucis Abbey
Bala
Bala Lake
National White Water Centre
A Drowned Village
Rhaeadr Cynfal
The Migneint
Feature: Snowdonia National Park
Tour 8: Dolgellau to Cadair Idris and the Aran Mountains
Dolgellau
Cadair Idris
Corris
Centre for Alternative Technology
Dyfi Valley
Dinas Mawddwy
Bwlch y Groes
The Torrent Walk and Precipice Walk
Coed-y-Brenin
Glasdir
Waterfalls
Tour 9: Cadair Idris to Machynlleth
Cadair Idris
Cregennen Lakes
Arthog
Llwyngwril
Llanegryn Church
Castell y Bere
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
Talyllyn Railway
Tywyn
Aberdyfi
Carn March Arthur
Pennal
Machynlleth
Ynys-hir Nature Reserve
Active Pursuits
Walking
National Park walks
Climbing
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Water sports
Themed Holidays
Art
Conservation
Cookery
Outdoor Adventure
Railway Breaks
Retreats
Welsh Language
Practical Information
Getting There
By road
By coach
By train
By plane
By ferry
Getting around
Public transport
By car
Cycling
Facts for the Visitor
Travellers with disabilities
Emergencies
LGBTQ travellers
Maps
Opening hours
Tourist information
Accommodation
Ruthin and the Vale of Clywd
Llandudno
Vale of Conwy and Conwy
Around Betws-y-Coed and Snowdon
Ceiriog Valley
Anglesey
Lleyn Peninsula
Portmeirion and Ffestiniog
Aberdyfi
Southern Snowdonia
10 Things not to miss

From its rugged mountains, dark forests and glorious coastlines, to its medieval castles, slate caverns and vintage railways, here are the top attractions of this beautiful corner of Wales.

Blaenau Ffestiniog and Slate Caverns. Atmospheric Victorian village high in the mountains, where visitors can go deep underground to explore the slate caverns. For more information, click here .
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Snowdon. This iconic mountain is the highest peak in both England and Wales, and a magnet for climbers and hill walkers. For more information, click here .
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Centre for Alternative Technology. This fascinating centre may date back to the 1970s, but it now seems extremely modern, with its focus on green ways of living. See For more information, click here .
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Portmeirion. Fantasy Italianate village created by Clough Williams-Ellis and which featured in the original cult TV series, The Prisoner . For more information, click here .
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National Slate Museum. Discover the story of the Welsh slate industry at this museum located in former Victorian workshops. For more information, click here .
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Caernarfon. While best known for its magnificent castle, Caernarfon is also a busy holiday town with plenty of attractions and places to eat and drink. For more information, click here .
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Llandudno. This Victorian seaside resort is one of the jewels of North Wales, with a fine promenade, pretty gardens and some good shops. For more information, click here .
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Harlech. Harlech’s castle dominates the hillside town and overlooks a gloriously unspoilt swathe of sandy beach that is ideal for families. For more information, click here .
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Ffestiniog Railway. This nineteenthcentury narrow-gauge railway started life carrying slate through the Welsh mountains, but now gives tourists a wonderfully scenic journey. For more information, click here .
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Conwy. Charming little town with a mighty castle and well-preserved medieval walls, Conwy makes a lovely base for exploring. For more information, click here .
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Introduction to Snowdonia and North Wales

The craggy mountains and green valleys of North Wales combine to produce some of the most dramatic, and wildest, landscapes in Britain. At their heart is Snowdonia.
When the traveller and essayist George Borrow toured North Wales in 1854, he wrote: ‘Perhaps in all the world there is no region more picturesquely beautiful.’ A bold claim, yet one not hard to justify – and one that is surely shared by thousands of visitors today. Elsewhere there may be loftier mountains, deeper lakes, greater forests and swifter rivers but rarely are they found in such unique combinations.
Today, while Welsh Black cattle and the ubiquitous Welsh Mountain sheep share their hillsides with walkers and cyclists, climbers and hang-gliders, farming continues much as it has for generations. Dry-stone walls snaking over ridge and summit date from the eighteenth an

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