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Snowdon Mountain Railway ©


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 (the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1085 metres). 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. 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.

> View a short film showing what Llanberis has to offer (produced by HWB Eryri) 

New Llanberis sculpture celebrates Gwynedd's heritage

Pupils from Ysgol Dolbadarn in Llanberis were amongst those who took part in the unveiling of a new sculpture on the shore of Llyn Padarn that aims to celebrate the rich history and heritage of the area. The 20 foot steel sword sculpture aims to raise awareness of the history of the Princes of Gwynedd and their contribution to the area’s Welsh heritage. As part of the project, the Council asked for suggestions for names for the sword sculpture from the public which were then carefully considered by pupils from nearby Ysgol Dolbadarn. Their choice was Llafn y Cewri, meaning ‘Blade of the Giants’.

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Llafn y Cewri - Blade of the Giants 

Car Parks

There are many car parks located in Llanberis which are managed by Gwynedd Coucil, the Community Council and local businesses. Price vary from £3 for up to 4 hours to £5 and £7 for a full day. Click here to view a illustration map which shows the locations for most of the car parks. In addition the Snowdon Sherpa bus service travels around the foot of Snowdon, creating a valuable link between the six main routes that travel up Snowdon, as well as the main car parks, villages and tourist attractions in the area. 

Information Point

Hwb Eryri
07867 976183 (all other times)
[email protected]

Activity Providers in the Llanberis area and nearby

Boulder Adventures
Snowdonia Watersports
Vivian Diving Centre

Walking and Cycling in the Llanberis area and nearby

Bro Peris Slate Trails 


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