The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is an excellent destination for a scenic countryside holiday location, as it offers visitors a wide variety of natural attractions and local places to discover.
Snowdonia is highest mountain in Wales at 1,085 m (or 3,560 ft) above sea-level, and in Welsh the name Snowdonia is speculated as coming form the Welsh word ‘eryr’ (or eagle), but its often regarded that the name simply means ‘highlands’.
Snowdonia was designated as a National Park in 1951 and was one of the first designated protected parks in the United Kingdom. It offers a great place for a weekend break or a longer holiday in this beautiful part of Wales.
In this region there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for an activity holiday or simply a place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the wide open spaces. No mater what time of the year you decide to visit the Snowdonia region you will have a vast array of things to do and see. Make sure you bring your camera with a good zoom lens, as you will see a plethora of local wildlife.
Keep an eye out for many of the beautiful wild birds of prey which roam the Snowdonia area, and if you are lucky you might even get a glimpse of the Welsh red deer which graze throughout the National Park.
So, whether you plan to visit the region and stay in Snowdonia holiday cottages or maybe take one of the North Wales self catering cottages, you are sure to be staying in truly special part and picturesque location in the UK.