Eryri National Park (Snowdonia)

Eryri National Park / Snowdonia

Plas Talgarth

Eryri, known in English as Snowdonia, was awarded National Park status in 1951 and is host to 17 national nature reserves - more than any other national park in England and Wales – as well as 56 sites of special scientific interest. 

Historically, the mountains of Eryri have been a veritable treasure trove of minerals including copper, lead, zinc, iron and gold, all of which have been mined at one time or another alongside slate, which was quarried and exported all over the world during its 19th century heyday. You can still see remains of slate quarries throughout the National Park. 

Associated with mythology and folklore and with some of the world’s most outstanding medieval castles still standing proud, it’s an area worth delving into for its history and heritage as well as the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape.

Eryri is Shangri-la for nature lovers and walkers. Set a leisurely pace and admire the views, enjoy an energetic ramble, or climb with purpose! There are numerous options for your adventure through the National Park and the excellent National Park website is an invaluable guide to the area, listing the various walks and routes.

Yr Wyddfa / Mount Snowdon

Yr Wyddfa stands 1,085 metres high - the highest mountain in England & Wales and one of 15 in Eryri National Park that reach higher than 3,000 feet. View our guide to find out everything you need to know before your hike. 

Mount Snowdon

Plas Talgarth Resort

Plas Talgarth Resort sits on the southernmost tip of Eryri National Park, so even during a weekend break, you can easily take in mid-Wales’s impressive countryside and visit the many landmarks within 30 minutes’ drive. With more time, however, a journey further into the National Park will present opportunities to experience Eryri more fully - particularly if you’re keen to climb, fancy a spot of white-water rafting, or simply want to sit back admire the glorious scenery by train.

Plas Talgarth Resort