Guided Walking around Snowdon

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From £295.00 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Snowdon is one of the true wonders of Wales, with its mountains that dominate Snowdonia National Park –giving way to scenic valleys full of pretty slate villages. This land of shimmering lakes and magnificent peaks is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which offers many challenging paths as you scale the tough but beautiful Snowdonia.

Our experienced guides are very knowledgeable and will make sure you get to see the best of Snowdonia, no matter your walking level.

The drama of these landscapes is mirrored in its many myths and legends and made more mystical still by the singing lilt of the Welsh language that echoes in its valleys. Listen for ‘lechyd da’ as you raise a well-earned glass at the end of day.

Holiday highlights

  • Charming Country House leased from the National Trust
  • Outstanding peaceful location at the base of Snowdon, one mile from the popular village of Beddgelert
  • Walk on the mountains of Snowdon, the Glyders, Moel Siabod, Cnicht and Moel Hebog
  • Gentle walks through the dramatic Aberglaslyn Gorge or through the green Nant Gwynant valley

Price includes

  • Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
  • Choice: choose from up to 3 guided walks each walking day, with expert guides
  • Accommodation: enjoy the cosy atmosphere in this historic building near to Snowdon
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Craftwyn Hall (Beddgelert) in Snowdonia

Craflwyn Hall offers a stunning and peaceful location on the edge of Beddgerlert village. There are superb walks right on the doorstep, with the local mountains of Snowdon and Moel Hebog within easy reach.

Leased from the National Trust, Craflwyn Hall has 21 bedrooms, located in the main building and in the stable block which has been converted retaining many of the original features.

Choose your room

Classic Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• TV
• Hairdryer
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
Premium Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views 
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers 
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
Family Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms 
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children

Facilities

• Excellent boot and drying rooms 
• Dining room 
• Three lounges  
• Free WiFi is available in the public rooms 
• Attractive grounds 
• Peaceful location at the foot of Snowdon
• Variety of walks within the estate 
• Attractive views of the surrounding peaks

Dining

All holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

An example of Snowdon (Beddgelert) evening meal

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar


Just relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

Craflwyn Hall is generally accessible to wheelchair users. There are no ground floor rooms, but there is a lift. One of the rooms on the 1st floor has a converted bathroom that is suitable for wheelchair users.

More details on Snowdon accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and guests are requested to read the booklets in the rooms regarding safety procedures. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued on request. An under-pillow vibrating pad is available on request
  • Good signage for fire escape routes
  • Internet access computer available free of charge. Free Wifi
  • Mobile phone reception in the house and surrounding area is not available
  • One bedroom key issued per room (second key available on request)
  • Guide dogs can be provided for
  • Information can be provided in large print

Itinerary

Discover Snowdonia on Foot

Explore the very best of the Snowdonia National Park on our guided walks. If you're feeling adventurous, we offer the opportunity to climb famous summits including Glyder Fach, the Nantlle Ridge and, of course, Snowdon itself. Alternatively walks in the surrounding green valleys will take you to hidden corners, peaceful lakes and mighty waterfalls. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning national park to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Craflwyn Hall

Selected images © Crown copyright 2016 (Visit Wales)

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

Views of the Carneddau

Available on: 23 Sep 2017, 7 Oct 2017, 21 Oct 2017, 31 Mar 2018, 14 Apr 2018, 5 May 2018, 26 May 2018, 9 Jun 2018, 30 Jun 2018, 11 Aug 2018, 25 Aug 2018, 15 Sep 2018, 29 Sep 2018, 20 Oct 2018

Option 1: Llyn Idwal to Capel Curig

Mountain lake of Llyn Idwal

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 750 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Ogwen Cottage around the shores of Llyn Idwal before continuing along the Ogwen Valley to Capel Curig.

Don’t miss: Watch the rock climbers on Idwal Slabs, and soak up the atmosphere of this mighty natural amphitheatre.

Option 2: Llyn Crafnant

Mountain lake of Llyn CrafnantDistance: 10 miles

Total ascent: 2,000 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Capel Curig onto the panoramic peak of Crimpiau. We continue to the lakes of Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd before descending to the Swallow Falls and the riverside walk to Betws y Coed. 

Don’t miss: The awesome sight of the Swallow Falls; a mighty cascade on the Llugwy river.

Option 3: The Carneddau

The summit of Carnedd DafyddDistance: 9 miles

Total ascent: 3,650 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend to the twin summits of Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd, connected by a beautiful grassy ridge. We visit the third peak of Pen yr Ole Wen before a steep descent to the Ogwen Valley.

Don’t miss: High-level mountain walking at its best, visiting the highest peaks on the Carneddau massif.


Beddgelert Area and Snowdon

Available on: 24 Sep 2017, 8 Oct 2017, 22 Oct 2017, 1 Apr 2018, 15 Apr 2018, 6 May 2018, 27 May 2018, 10 Jun 2018, 1 Jul 2018, 12 Aug 2018, 26 Aug 2018, 16 Sep 2018, 30 Sep 2018, 21 Oct 2018

Option 1: Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert

Bridge over the river in Beddgelert

Distance: 6½ miles

Total ascent: 1,000 feet

The walk in a nutshell: From Rhyd Ddu we follow a lovely purpose built walkway and cycle track, which meanders past lakes and forestry plantations with views of Snowdon, Moel Hebog and Nantlle Ridge to Beddgelert village.

Don’t miss: There's time to explore Beddgelert, including Gelert's grave. Make sure to visit the celebrated ice cream parlour in the village.

Option 2: Moel Hebog

Summit cairn on Mount Hebog

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 2,550 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Climb to the top of Moel Hebog, the enticing mountain guarding Beddgelert. Walking from the village, we make our way directly up the mountain, returning beside the Welsh Highland Railway. 

Don’t miss: Choose a clear day and you'll be rewarded with a stunning panorama across the Snowdonian mountains.

Option 3: Snowdon Ranger Path

Walkers admiring the view having walked up the Pyg track

Distance: 8½ miles

Total ascent: 3,6500 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Snowdon Ranger Path to the summit, including a detour over Moel Cynghorion. We descend via the Bwlch Main ridge and the Rhyd Ddu path.

Don’t miss: A classic mountain walk, with great sense of achievement when you reach the summit. The celebratory pint in the Cwellyn Arms will be well-deserved.


The Moelwyns and The Iconic Slate Town

Available on: 26 Sep 2017, 10 Oct 2017, 24 Oct 2017, 2 Apr 2018, 17 Apr 2018, 8 May 2018, 29 May 2018, 12 Jun 2018, 3 Jul 2018, 14 Aug 2018, 28 Aug 2018, 18 Sep 2018, 2 Oct 2018, 23 Oct 2018

Option 1: Beside the Ffestiniog Railway

Red steam locomotive on the Ffestiniog Railway

Distance: 6½ miles

Total ascent: 1,250 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Tanygrisiau  beside the reservoir, then alongside the famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway to Dduallt station, then through woods and past waterfalls to finish in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Don’t miss: Discover more about the Welsh slate industry, and the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway built to carry the finished product to the harbour at Porthmadog.

Option 2: Moelwyn Mawr

Stwlan reservoir and Moelwyn Mawr

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 2,150 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend through the extensive disused slate workings above Tanygrisiau on to the summit of Moelwyn Mawr. After taking in the views we descend a long ridge towards Croesor.

Don’t miss: This is an area rich with industrial heritage. The extensive slate workings resulted in Blaenau Ffestiniog being known as the 'town that roofed the world'.

Option 3: The Moelwyns

Moelwyn Mountains

Distance: 9 miles

Total ascent: 2,800 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Climb to the summit of Moelwyn Bach, then tackle an exhilarating easy scramble before summiting onto the neighbouring peak of Moelwyn Mawr.

Don’t miss: The Moelwyns may not attract the crowds of Snowdonia's more famous peaks, but they provide some outstanding high-level walking.


Aberglaslyn Pass and Some Welsh “Munros”

Available on: 27 Sep 2017, 11 Oct 2017, 25 Oct 2017, 4 Apr 2018, 18 Apr 2018, 9 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 13 Jun 2018, 4 Jul 2018, 15 Aug 2018, 29 Aug 2018, 19 Sep 2018, 3 Oct 2018, 24 Oct 2018

Option 1: Aberglaslyn Pass

Steam train heading throughthe Aberglaslyn Pass

Distance: 6 miles

Total ascent: 1,400 feet

The walk in a nutshell: A circuit from Craflwyn Hall takes in all the local highlights. We start by the shores of Llyn Dinas then have a steep climb into the Cwm Bychan valley and the Aberglaslyn Pass.

Don’t miss: Walking through the narrow Aberglaslyn Pass to discover the legend of Gelert's Grave.

Option 2: Y Garn

Walkers in Snowdonia

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 3,150 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Make the steep ascent from Nant Peris past the small mountan lake of Llyn y Cwn to the summit of Y Garn. From here we descend sharply to the col and along a pleasant ridge to the valley.

Don’t miss: A steep climb to one of Snowdonia's most impressive summits.

Option 3: Y Garn & Elidir Fawr

The mountain of Y Garn

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 3,650 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend to the summit of Y Garn, then continue along the ridge to the top of Elidir Fawr, another Snowdonia ‘Munro’, before we make our long descent back to Nant Peris.

Don’t miss: The fine ridge walk that connects these two mighty peaks.


Different Views of Snowdon

Available on: 28 Sep 2017, 12 Oct 2017, 26 Oct 2017, 5 Apr 2018, 19 Apr 2018, 3 May 2018, 10 May 2018, 31 May 2018, 14 Jun 2018, 5 Jul 2018, 16 Aug 2018, 30 Aug 2018, 20 Sep 2018, 4 Oct 2018, 25 Oct 2018

Option 1: Gwynant Valley

Beautifu mountain lake of Llyn Dinas

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 900 feet

The walk in a nutshell: A lovely linear walk along the base of Snowdon back to Craflwyn Hall. We follow the Gwynant Valley, via the beautiful lakes of Llyn Gwynant and Llyn Dinas. 

Don’t miss: Admire this beautiful green valley from the lakeside path.

Option 2: Snowdon Pyg Track

Walkers on Snowdon

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 2,900 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Climb to the top of Snowdon via the Pyg Track - a well engineered (but still steep in places) path to Snowdon. We return to our start point via the Miners’ track. 

Don’t miss: Reaching the top of Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales, is always a great achievement.

Option 3: The Glyders

Walker balanced on top of the Cantilver Stone

Distance: 6 miles

Total ascent: 2,550 feet

The walk in a nutshell: From Ogwen Cottage we walk up via the fabulous amphitheatre of the Devil’s Kitchen, to reach the famous twin tops of Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach, and the even more famous Cantilever stone (pictured).

Don’t miss: Clambering up onto the Cantilever stone to pose for a classic photo.


Moel Siabod and Betws-y-Coed

Available on: 30 Sep 2017, 14 Oct 2017, 24 Mar 2018, 7 Apr 2018, 21 Apr 2018, 1 May 2018, 12 May 2018, 2 Jun 2018, 28 Jul 2018, 1 Sep 2018, 22 Sep 2018, 6 Oct 2018, 13 Oct 2018

Option 1: Around Betws y Coed

Impressive cascades of the Swallow Falls

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 1,500 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk through the Gwydyr Forest to Llyn Parc and Llyn Y Sarnau, then return past the mighty Swallow Falls to Betws y Coed.

Don’t miss: Swallow Falls are an awesome sight; even better after a period of heavy rain.

Option 2: Moel Siabod

Snowdonia national park signDistance: 5½ miles

Total ascent: 2,300 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk to the top of Moel Siabod, a favourite Welsh mountain amongst many walkers.

Don’t miss: The 360º views from the top are unparalleled. Refreshments at the Siabod Café in Capel Curig are a great way to end a memorable day.

Option 3: Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu

Three walkers climbing a mountain

Distance: 8 miles

Total ascent: 2,750 feet

The walk in a nutshell: A circular route from Capel Curig, ascending Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge, with the reward of seeing Snowdonia laid out for you from the summit. 

Don’t miss: The narrow Daear Ddu ridge is a lesser-known route to the top of this popular mountain.


Llanberis and Snowdon

Available on: 1 Oct 2017, 15 Oct 2017, 25 Mar 2018, 8 Apr 2018, 22 Apr 2018, 13 May 2018, 3 Jun 2018, 29 Jul 2018, 2 Sep 2018, 23 Sep 2018, 7 Oct 2018, 14 Oct 2018

Option 1: Around Llyn Padarn

Viw over Llyn Padarn towards Snowdon

Distance: 6 miles

Total ascent:  950 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Admire views of Snowdon on this circular walk around Padarn Lake. You have lots of time to enjoy the wealth of historic and scenic interest in Llanberis at the end of the walk. 

Don’t miss: The excellent (and free) National Slate Museum, complete with its row of atmospheric miner's cottages.

Option 2: Moel Eilio

Walkers in the Lake District

Distance: 8 miles

Total ascent: 2,500 feet

The walk in a nutshell: The rounded summit of Moel Eilio stands proudly at the end of one of the massive ridges leading up to Snowdon. Its an impressive top to reach on this circular walk from Llanberis.

Don’t miss: There are great views from the summit across the Menai Straits to the island of Anglesey.

Option 3: Snowdon

View from the summit of Snowdon

Distance: 9 miles

Total ascent: 3,200 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Walk to the summit of Snowdon using the popular route from Pen y Pass. We descend the superb and less busy south ridge to join the Watkin Path back to Craflwyn Hall.

Don’t miss: That 'on top of the world' feeling as you complete the ascent and get to stand on the highest peak in Wales.


Coast and Mountains

Available on: 3 Oct 2017, 17 Oct 2017, 27 Mar 2018, 10 Apr 2018, 24 Apr 2018, 2 May 2018, 15 May 2018, 5 Jun 2018, 31 Jul 2018, 4 Sep 2018, 25 Sep 2018, 16 Oct 2018

Option 1: Criccieth to Porthmadog

View over Porthmadog harbour to the mountains of Snowdonia

Distance: 6½ miles

Total ascent: 450 feet

The walk in a nutshell: From the picturesque town of Criccieth with its imposing castle, we follow the coast to the popular holiday beach of Black Rock Sands then on to the gorgeous little harbour of Borth y Gest and Porthmadog. 

Don’t miss: Treat yourself at the celebrated Cadwaladers ice cream parlour at either end of the walk.

Option 2: Moel y Gest

Puffin eating sand eels

Distance: 9 miles

Total ascent: 1,300 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the coastal path from Criccieth to Morfa Bychan, then head inland to the top of Moel y Gest with its panoramic viewpoint, and remains of an iron age hillfort.

Don’t miss: Moel y Gest may be modest in height, but it commands beautiful views over Cardigan Bay, and inland to the Snowdonian peaks.

Option 3: Moel Hebog

Stunning view from the summit of Moel Hebog

Distance: 10 miles

Total ascent: 3,250 feet

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk from Craflwyn Hall to the lovely peaks that dominate Beddgelert. First we ascend Moel Hebog, to start a classic horseshoe ridge to Moel Lefn.

Don’t miss: Choose a clear day and you'll be rewarded with a stunning panorama across the Snowdonian mountains.


Lakes and Mountains around the Ogwen Valley

Available on: 4 Oct 2017, 18 Oct 2017, 28 Mar 2018, 11 Apr 2018, 25 Apr 2018, 16 May 2018, 6 Jun 2018, 1 Aug 2018, 5 Sep 2018, 26 Sep 2018, 17 Oct 2018

Option 1: Llyn Crafnant

View of the Snowdon Horseshoe from Capel Curig

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 1,350 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Look out for orchids as you walk from Capel Curig through a moorland nature reserve. We head to the lakes of Llyn Crafnant, and Llyn Geirionydd then on to the village of Trefriw.

Don’t miss: Admire the classic views of the Snowdon Horseshoe on the ascent from Capel Curig.

Option 2: Carnedd Dafydd

The summit of Carnedd Dafydd

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 2,850 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the steep ridge to the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen. With most of the ascent now complete we head to Carnedd Dafydd, our high point of the day, from where we descend back to the Ogwen Valley.

Don’t miss: The rugged cliffs of the Black Ladders are an impressive sight.

Option 3: Y Garn & Foel Goch

View from Glyder Fawr

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 2,900 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend via Llyn Idwal and the famous Devils Kitchen onto the summit of Y Garn. A fine ridge walk takes us to the neighbouring summit of Foel Goch from where we descend back to Ogwen Cottage.

Don’t miss: Our ascent route takes us through the mighty natural amphitheatre of Cwm Idwal, surrounded by towering peaks.


Ridges around Rhyd Ddu

Available on: 5 Oct 2017, 19 Oct 2017, 29 Mar 2018, 12 Apr 2018, 26 Apr 2018, 17 May 2018, 7 Jun 2018, 2 Aug 2018, 6 Sep 2018, 27 Sep 2018, 18 Oct 2018

Option 1: Rhyd Ddu to Craflwyn Hall

The Rhyd Ddu path to the summit of Snowdon

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 1,500 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the lower slopes of Snowdon. We ascend from Rhyd Ddu to the col at Bwlch Cwm Llan, before descending to join the Watkin Path and the lakeside path back to Craflwyn Hall.

Don’t miss: Experience being in the wild mountains, without venturing too high onto Snowdon's rugged slopes.

Option 2: Snowdon Ranger Path

Steam train ascending to the top of Snowdon

Distance: 7½ miles

Total ascent: 3,100 feet

The walk in a nutshell: Climb to the summit of Snowdon via the Snowdon Ranger Path which zig-zags up the mountains western slopes. We descend via the Bwlch Main ridge and the Rhyd Ddu path.

Don’t miss: The exhilarating feeling of being on top of the highest mountain in Wales. The real ale at the Cwellyn Arms will be well-deserved after this great walk.

Option 3: Nantlle Ridge

Rugged mountains on the Nantlle Ridge

Distance: 7 miles

Total ascent: 3,000 feet

The walk in a nutshell: The Nantlle Ridge is a must-do for more adventurous walkers: a true British ‘classic’ ridge with some exposure but with rewards to match. We'll ascend steeply up to Y Garn, then follow the ridge round to the summit of Trum Y Ddysgl.

Don’t miss: Not for the faint hearted; however this is mountain walking at its very best.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Three walkers climbing up a mountainOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

 

 

We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together:


Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes

Two female walkers enjoying a drink after their walk

NEW from HF HolidaysOur Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests who also need to escape the working day.

During the day you can enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests, enjoy a glass of wine at the bar, or relax in the lounge with new-found friends. For those that wish they'll also be informal evening activities on offer; perhaps a team quiz, or talk from a National Park ranger.

 

Outdoor Escapes at Snowdon start on Fri 1 and Mon 4 June 2018 - see the 'Dates & Prices' tab

 


Guided Walking for Solos

Two guests walking along a pathWe welcome many solo guests on our holidays; however you may prefer our dedicated holidays for solos only. As well as likeminded company, there's no extra charges for our premium single, and standard twin and double rooms.

See Guided Walking for Solos at Snowdon for further details

 

 

 


Other Guided Walking holidays at Snowdon

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Local area

Discover Snowdonia

The picturesque village of Beddgelert is about 1 mile from Craflwyn Hall. Facilities here are limited and include a post office, pubs and cafés. The nearest town is Porthmadog, about 8 miles away, which has a wide range of shops and facilities

During your visit to Craflwyn Hall you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Couple looking out of the train window at Snowdonia sceneryWelsh Highland Railway
The recently re-opened Welsh Highland railway runs from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, passing through Beddgelert on route. This is a spectacular journey which includes the dramatic Aberglaslyn Pass and views of Snowdon. The steep gradients require powerful locomotives which have to work particularly hard on the climb from Beddgelert to the summit of the line at Rhyd Ddu. www.festrail.co.uk 

Steam train climbing to the summit of SnowdonGreat Little Trains of Wales
Snowdonia is noted for its concentration of narrow guage steam railways, all of which offer highly scenic journeys. The Ffestiniog Railway and Snowdon Moutain Railways are both within reach. For a truly unique day out you can take the mountain railway to the summit of Snowdon (best to book in advance as tickets can sell out quickly on busy days). www.greatlittletrainsofwales.co.uk

National Slate Museum
Located at Llanberis, the excellent, and free, National Slate Museum tells the story of this once extensive industry. You can see slate being cut by hand, the huge waterwheel that powers the machinery, and the fascinating quarrymen's houses which show their development over the centuries. Llanberis is around 30 minutes' drive from Beddgelert, and can also be reached using the Snowdon Sherpa bus. www.museumwales.ac.uk/slate

View over harbour to Caernarfobn CastleCaernarfon Castle
Built by King Edward I after his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive and well preserved fortifications in the principality. Along with neighbouring castles at Harlech, Beaumaris and Conwy it now has World Heritage status. Caernarfon is around 30 minutes' drive from Beddgelert, or can be reached using the Welsh Highland Railway. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk 

Criccieth
The seaside town of Criccieth is around 25 minutes' drive from Beddgelert, and full of Victorian character. You could visit the historic castle, relax on the beach, or sample the excellent ice cream at Cadwaders parlour.

Llyn Peninsula
The long arm of the Llyn Peninsula offers beautiful and contrasting scenery, with wild cliffs and white sandy coves. Enjoy the glorious beaches at Aberdaron or Abersoch, or walk to the tip of the peninsula and enjoy the views of Bardsey Island.

The imposing entrance to Harlech CastleHarlech Castle

Harlech Castle occupies a superb vantage point overlooking the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. Built by Edward I, its imposing walls were built by 1,000 skilled craftsmen between 1283 and 1295. www.cadw.gov.uk

 

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Located near Bleanau Ffestiniog, about 30 minutes' drive from Beddgelert, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns are one of the area's most popular attractions. Take the underground railway deep into the mountain where a knowledgeable guide will tell you how slate was hewn by hand. www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk

Bodnant Gardens
Situated in the Conwy Valley, about 50 minutes' drive from Beddgelert, the National Trust's gardens at Bodnant have impressive collections of colour and views of the Snowdonian mountains. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

Plas Newydd house and the Menai StraitsPlas Newydd
The grand house at Plas Newydd enjoys glorious views overlooking the Menai Straits. Built for the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, the house itself is impressive, as are the extensive gardens. Now managed by the National Trust. Around 50 minutes' drive from Beddgelert. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd

 

Portmeirion
This quaint Italianate village was the brainchild of the architect Clough Williams-Ellis. It is also well-known as the setting for the cult 1960’s TV series The Prisoner. Portmeirion is around 20 minutes' drive from Beddgelert. www.portmeirion-village.com

 

Plas Newydd image ©National Trust Images/John Millar. Caernarfon Castle and Harlech Castle images © Crown copyright (2016) Welsh Government

Travel

Travel to Snowdon

Our address is: Craflwyn Hall, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55 4NG

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest railway stations are Porthmadog and Betws-y-Coed; however we would recommend taking the train to Bangor which has the best train service. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

The 25 mile journey from Bangor railway station takes approximately 40 minutes. Pre-booked taxis cost approx £40 per taxi.  Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Craflwyn Hall Manager.

Bus

By bus:

There is a limited bus service which runs past Craflwyn Hall. Any bus route that goes between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Gwryd will pass the end of the drive of Craflwyn Hall. For bus times see www.traveline.info

Driving to us

By car:

For a lovely drive through the Welsh countryside, head towards Betws-y-Coed. In Betws-y-Coed take the A5, heading towards Bangor, as far as Capel Curig, then turn left onto the A4086. After a further 4 miles bear left onto the A498 at the Pen-y-Gwyrd Hotel; this road follows the Glaslyn Valley passing two large lakes. The entrance to Craflwyn Hall is on the right hand side of the road, approximately 1 mile after the second lake. Look out for the brown National Trust sign.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

Manchester Airport has the quickest onward connections to Bangor. Trains from the aiport take 3 hours, with one change at Crewe or Chester. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

Flying to London Heathrow airport is another option, but has a longer onward train journey - allow at least 4½ hours to reach Bangor by train. You'll need to head to Euston station in the centre of London, from where there are direct trains to Bangor. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

In each case complete your journey to Craflwyn Hall by taxi (see above).

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30 Mar 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
30 Mar 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
3 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
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6 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
9 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
13 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
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20 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
20 Apr 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
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4 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
4 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
7 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
11 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
11 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
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25 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
25 May 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
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1 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
1 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
4 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
8 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
8 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
11 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
29 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
29 Jun 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
2 Jul 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
27 Jul 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
27 Jul 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
30 Jul 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
10 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
10 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
13 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
24 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
24 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
27 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
31 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
31 Aug 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
3 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
14 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
14 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
17 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
21 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £359.00 £329.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
21 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
24 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £515.00 £475.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
28 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
28 Sep 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
1 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
5 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
12 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
12 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
15 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now
19 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - short break offer Book Now
19 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 7 £775.00 £700.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
22 Oct 2018 BGBOB - Guided Walking - Snowdon 4 £475.00 £435.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now

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  • Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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