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LlanberisUnited Kingdom

Named after the Welshsaint Peris, Llanberis is a village in Gwyneddin NorthWales, set plum in the middle of SnowdoniaNational Park. Edging the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris beneathMount Snowdon — the highest mountain in Englandand Wales — the village is a hotspot for outdoor pursuits such as walking,cycling and climbing, as well as for relaxing amid Snowdonia’s majestic landscapes.

Having grown up aroundthe area’s slate industry, Llanberis is one ofSnowdonia’s scenic gems with stirring views of Snowdon, known as Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, from almost every corner. Highlywalkable and buzzing with visitors during summer, the village centres on a longmain street flanked with rainbow-coloured houses, shops, restaurants and pubs,all seemingly clasped in place by the surrounding green mountains.

Shopping,Food and Relaxing in LlanberisOutdoor types, sportsbuffs and anyone with an exploring streak will be in their element in Llanberis.The village is a shopper’s delight, with farm and craft shops, art galleries, outdoorstores and other independent emporiums strung along the high street. Restaurants,inns, delis and cafes are also here in numbers, serving everything from highquality, locally sourced food to traditional comfort dishes and tastytakeaways. And when evening hits, you’llfind a few inviting pubs perfect for a pint and occasional doses of live music.

CulturalAttractions in LlanberisWhen you’re not out enjoyingthe mountains, you can stroll by the lakesides and busy yourself at Llanberis’two visitor centres — the NationalSlate Museum, which tells the story of the area’s slate industry, andElectric Mountain, a lakeside complex that offers tours of theunderground Dinorwig Power Station.

Attractions and Sports Around LlanberisLlanberislays on a cornucopia of adventures and attractions to keep visitors happy. Ifyou like to take things slowly, you can ride the narrow gauge steam LlanberisLake Railway to admire the local scenery. Or you can catch thefamous Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit ofMount Snowdon to drink in the bird’s eye views and visit its new HafodEryri visitor centre.

Walkers,hikers and climbers, meanwhile, can up the pace by going on foot. You can headup Snowdon using the Llanberis Path, which runs parallel to the SnowdonMountain Railway, and follow more strenuous trails such as the Pyg and Miner’spaths, reveling in the incredible scenery en route.

Another attraction isthe nearby Padarn Country Park, where you canthrow yourself into nature and heritage trails, try canoeing, rowing and evenscuba diving in Vivian Quarry, and sample funtreetop adventures.

Otherwise,you can visit 13th Century Dolbadarn Castle,discover the gruesome treatments meted out to 19th Century slate workers at theDinorwig Quarry Hospital Museum, or take outingsto Caernarfon and Penrhyn castles, picturesque villages and the north Walescoast with its gorgeous beaches.

Events in Llanberis There’splenty going on Llanberis all year round,particularly on the sports front. The village fills with visitors for July’sSnowdon Race to the Summit, October’s gruelling Snowdonia Marathon, a series ofsummer triathlon events, and, in March, the annual Mountain FilmFestival.

Top hotels in Llanberis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Royal Victoria Hotel
The Royal Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
Llanberis, Gwynedd, Caernarfon, Wales

Situated in Caernarfon, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mount Snowdon, Pen-y-Pass and Pyg Track. Caernarfon Castle and GreenWood Forest Park are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"It was my 2nd time stay in this hotel. Best hotel, best and lovely location and very nice staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

The Royal Victoria Hotel
Y Gwynedd Inn
Y Gwynedd Inn
3 out of 5
High Street, Llanberis, Snowdonia, Caernarfon, Wales
The price is £79 per night

Situated in the mountains, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Electric Mountain and Dolbadurn Castle. National Slate Museum and Welsh Slate Museum are also ...

3.5/5Good! (57 reviews)

"There were hairs in the bath and on the back of the bathroom door, otherwise fine."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Y Gwynedd Inn
YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass - Hostel
YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass - Hostel
4 out of 5
Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night

Situated in Caernarfon, this hostel is steps away from Miner's Track, Pen-y-Pass and Pyg Track. Mount Snowdon and Dolbadurn Castle are also within 6 miles (10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"great place to stay before your climb to the peak! the route is right outside of the hostel. great overall stay and the breakfast in the morning was good, the only thing i would say is can get a little cold in the winter months and the noise by passing cars can be unsettling, apart from that the ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass - Hostel

Popular places to visit in Llanberis

Pen-y-Pass
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Pen-y-Pass

4.5/5(58 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Pen-y-Pass and enjoy the mountain views during your trip to Llanberis. Visit the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this quaint area.

Pyg Track
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Pyg Track

5/5(10 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Pyg Track and enjoy the mountain views during your trip to Llanberis. Visit the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this walkable area.

Dolbadurn Castle
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Dolbadurn Castle

You can find out about the history of Llanberis with a visit to Dolbadurn Castle. Discover the mountain views and lively bars in this walkable area.

Mount Snowdon
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Mount Snowdon

4.5/5(303 reviews)

Mount Snowdon lies at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, an area of unspoiled natural beauty in Central Wales. At 3,560 feet, it is the tallest mountain in Wales and the tallest in the UK outside the Scottish Highlands. The range of routes leading to the higher reaches of the mountain, however, makes it a firm favourite with families and you don’t have to be an expert climber or hiker to access some of the most stunning views in the UK.

Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle

4.5/5(213 reviews)

Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 during his conquest of Wales, stunning Conwy Castle is among the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

Bangor University
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Bangor University

4/5(28 reviews)

Founded in 1884 and set in the heart of beautiful North Wales, Bangor University has been undergoing huge investment, which has helped make it a highly desirable place to study.

Top things to do in Llanberis

SNOWDONIA AND THE 3 CASTLES TOUR
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SNOWDONIA AND THE 3 CASTLES TOUR

£60
Per adult
1 Day Snowdonia Welsh Culture & Heritage Tour
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1 Day Snowdonia Welsh Culture & Heritage Tour

£60
Per adult
Llandudno Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Llandudno Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£13
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult
GreenWood Family Park
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GreenWood Family Park

£16
Per adult
Guided Scrambles Snowdonia
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Guided Scrambles Snowdonia

£88
Per adult

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