The little town of Bala is best known for Llyn Tegid or Bala Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Wales. A gateway to Snowdonia National Park, Bala is hotspot for watersport enthusiasts and adventure-lovers.
Boasting a blue flag beach and miles of sand, Barmouth is a popular seaside destination on the Cambrian Coast. While it lacks the genteel atmosphere of Llandudno, Barmouth is a good spot for kids and families. Walkers will find a range of walks in the area while bird-lovers can head to the RSPB reserves of the Mawddach River Estuary.
To visit Beddgelert is to fall in love. Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages in Snowdonia, Beddgelert is a conservation village enclosed by scenic countryside.
Surrounded on all sides by Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog is best known for its slate mining industry that "roofed the world". Now slate mining has all but ceased and the town has reinvented itself as a tourist destination. Attractions here include the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, trips aboard the Ffestiniog railway and walks in the surrounding area.(1 vote)
Yet another gem within Snowdonia National Park, Harlech is well-deserved of its World Heritage Status. Spectacularly situated on a rocky outcrop, Harlech Castle dominates the landscape. Looking over the vista from the castle towers, you'll be rewarded with panormanic views of Morfa Harlech sand dunes, the coast and the peaks of Snowdonia.(2 votes)
A lakeside, alpine village Llanberis is a premier destination for walkers and climbers. The starting point for the most popular route up Snowdon Mountain is to be found here but the spot can also be accessed via the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Llanberis is also home to the Welsh Slate Museum, a massive, free heritage site that brings to life the industrial past of the nation.