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VILLAGE OF LLANBERIS IN SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK
- Village of Llanberis
- Snowdon Mountain Railway
- Padarn Country Park
- National Slate Museum
- Old Slate Quarry Site
WELCOME TO THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK: WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF LLANBERIS IN SNOWDONIA, NORTH WALES!
A Welsh village nestled at the foothills of the mighty Mount Snowdon.
At the foothills of these mountains lie lake Llyn Padarn.
Hikers warming up for the climb!
Llanberis, proud of its slate mining heritage.
Focus on the bottom line of these directions lol, unless you speak Welsh. Wait, is that what you call their language?
This is St. Padarn’s Church in Llanberis, Wales.
We are now leaving the village centre behind.
Clear mountain stream just before the Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station.
SNOWDON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY, LLANBERIS STATION
If you would like to get a quick tour of how it looks like in the mountains, visit our blog post:
We are now heading towards the lefthand side of the village of Llanberis, still in the Snowdonia National Park.
If you were to continue right from the Mountain Railway Station, then you will following the Llanberis path that takes you to the summit of Mount Snowdon.
So Here, we shall see the National Slate Museum. This is also the same road shared if you intend to go to Dolbadarn Castle, which we didn’t go to anymore due to lack of time.
PADARN COUNTRY PARK
We are now entering Padarn Country Park, an 800 acre park where you can enjoy lots of land and water-based activities:
- Quarry Hospital – a museum housing the restored ward, operating theatre and various gruesome 19th Century hospital equipment.
- Llanberis Lake Railway
- National Slate Museum
- Ropes and Ladders – adventure course for adults and children
- Padarn Watersport Centre
- Vivian Diving Centre
- Padarn Boats
- Walking trails (8km route around the lake and other smaller trails)
- Local Nature Reserve and Special Site of Scientific Interest – Coed Dinorwig
- Llyn Padarn – famous site for the Arctic Char – salvelinus alpinus
- Lon Las Peris – family cycling track
- Listed Ancient Monument – Vivien Quarry
- Launching and landing pontoon for canoes, rowing and sailing boats
NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM
This grey building on your left is part of the National Slate Museum. Entry to the museum is FREE!
Learn more: https://museum.wales/slate/
OLD SLATE QUARRY SITE
This is the entrance to the old slate quarry site. Another gate that reminds me of the Lord of The Rings lol. What is it with Wales really?
Okay now, the reality is I feel really spooked out by these waters. It feels really creepy lol. Or is it just me?
This is a walking trail beside Lake Padarn, ZEN!
Overlooking the old slate quarry pool we saw earlier.
How did He get there? Or why did He even get there? It’s too dangerous anyway.
And to top it all off, what about some Excalibur thrown into the mix. I thought King Arthur was English lol…you’ll need to help me with the details for this one:) I told you Wales was a bit weird.
Hope you enjoyed your virtual time in Snowdonia with us. ‘Til our next hike!