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Best things to do in Llanberis

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Set in the old slate works by Llyn Padarn in Llanberis this is a lovely and well maintained museum giving you insight into the industrial history of snowdonia - surrounded by lovely walks, park and the llyn padarn railway”
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Establishment
“The Llanberis Lake Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 2.5 miles (4 km) along the northern shore of Llyn Padarn in the Snowdonia National Park. The starting point is the town of Llanberis at the eastern end of the lake ), with the western terminus at Pen Llyn in the Padarn Country Park The return journey takes around 60 minutes. ”
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Train
“Travel from Llanberis to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. You need to book weeks in advance during holiday season to grab a ticket.”
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Bus Station
“Welsh castle and solitary guardian of Snowdonia’s Llanberis Pass Occupying a lofty, lonely spot overlooking the waters of Llyn Padarn, native-built Dolbadarn Castle was once a vital link in the defences of the ancient kingdom of Gwynedd. Most likely constructed by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (Llywelyn the Great) in the late 12th or early 13th century, it stood watch over the strategic route inland from Caernarfon to the upper Conwy Valley.”
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Park
“Parc Gwledig Padarn (Padarn Country Park) is 800-acres with some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales. Enjoy views across Llyn Padarn lake towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon in all its glory! There are great walks, all around the lake and some smaller ones, all with great scenery. There is also a Slate Museum a diving centre to name a few of activities at the Country Park.”
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Premise
“History of the Slate Industry. But my favourite part is the terraced cottages - each one representative of a different century or decade.”
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Point of Interest
“Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 1085m dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. A true mountain and a place of legend.”
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Store
“Deep diving in Llyn Padarn. Equipment hire and tuition available. Very atmospheric and brooding. ”
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Premise
“Has a number of walks, as well as being located next to the National Slate Museum (free entry)”
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Point of Interest
“Walk through one of the largest slate quarries in the world. Other wordly views of the workings, stunning views across to Snowdon and the Llanberis Pass.”
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