Snowdonia National Park
The Snowdonia National Park is well-known as one of the most beautiful corners of the British Isles. We are very fortunate in the location of our Craig Ddu bed and breakfast accommodation. Just take a look at a map of Snowdonia and you see that Blaenau Ffestiniog is right in the centre. This gives you easy access from Craig Ddu to all the areas of outstanding national beauty the National Park covers. The people of Gwynedd believe that Snowdonia is by far the most attractive of all our National Parks. True, the locals are certainly biased but we think that a visit to the countryside around Blaenau Ffestiniog will soon persuade you that they must be correct.
Visiting Snowdonia National Park
It is no challenge to work out that the name of this National Park comes from one of its most prominent features. At over 3,500 feet high Mount Snowdon ranks as the highest mountain in England and Wales. On a clear day you can even see as far as Ireland and Scotland. The mountain is a magnet for the experienced climber while regular visitors can climb it via one of the well-trod trails. The historic Snowdon Mountain Railway is a very popular way of easily getting to the summit.
While Mount Snowdon literally towers over the Snowdonia National Park it is only one of a number of 3,000 feet high mountains that walkers and climbers enjoy visiting. The Snowdonia National Park covers an area of 823 square miles. While just over half of this area is mountainous you also have many pretty green valleys with picturesque villages. You are free to walk or ride through miles of forest, fish in some of the region's fast flowing rivers, or spend time exploring its 23 miles of unspoiled coastline.
The Heart of North Wales
There is so much to see in the Snowdonia National Park that you cannot expect to find time to see everything in one visit. As well as enjoying the beauties of the landscape a rich variety of other activities are available in the National Park. History and technology buffs are sure to appreciate a trip along the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland narrow gauge railways, or a visit to Harlech Castle. The villages of Betws y Coed and Beddgelert make attractive destinations for a gentle stroll. They also have a good range of craft shops and eating places.
Visitors to Craig Ddu are never bored for what to do or where to go with the Snowdonia National Park literally on their doorstep.