Where to start? Llanberis is packed with enough attractions to keep visitors busy for weeks. But first, there’s the lakeside location at the foot of Snowdon. When you’re tired of walking beside the water – which you won’t be – take a ride on two narrow-gauge lines, the Llanberis Lake Railway and Snowdon Mountain Railway. The latter climbs almost to the doorstep of the stunning Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre.
Lots to see and do in lakeside Padarn Country Park. The National Slate Museum recalls Snowdonia’s rich industrial heritage, Electric Mountain invites you into its awesome high-tech underground world, while Dolbadarn Castle takes you back a thousand years to the time of the native Welsh princes. In keeping with the Princes, how about visiting a replica sword from their time? 'Llafn y Cewri' sits on the banks of the lake with Dolbadarn Castle in the distance. If that isn’t enough there are craft shops and watersports too, though most outdoor fans come for the walking. As well as the mountain paths, follow the self-guided Llanberis Heritage Trails taking you to fascinating places around the village.
The Outdoor Shop, High Street
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