Stunning drive through Snowdonia

Starting in Conwy and finishing in Portmeirion

Total distance of 38.5 miles using roads: B5106, A5, A4068, A498

Satnav in your campervan?: LL48 6ER (Portmeirion)  LL55 4TY (Llanberis Lake Railway) LL32 8LD (Conwy Castle)

Shamelessly taken from Google maps showing an overview of the route:

Starting in  Conwy, home of the famous Conwy Castle, the route takes you over the winding roads of Snowdonia National Park, and includes  jaw dropping views en-route to the top of Mt  Snowdon (if you’re feeling fit!) and typically quaint welsh villages along the way.

Betws-y-Coed is one of the larger placed villages in Snowdonia and is home to numerous tea houses and craft shops.  Portmeirion is another notbale place– and is where the filming location of The Prisoner took place back in the day!

. Just 17 further on from Betws-y-coed is Llanberis where non walkers can take a steam train up to the top of Mount Snowdon in about an hour, its probably twice that to walk, depending on how fit you are!

The train takes you on a journey of 4.7 miles up from Llanberis village to the summit of Mt Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales and England – where you can relax and take in the views in the Hafod Eryri visitor centre. Return tickets cost from £25 for adults and £18 for children* There are also opportunities to purchase single tickets to the summit if you choose to walk down the trails of Snowdon on the way back to your car.

*prices shown based on a return journey from Llanberis to the Summit

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