21 Photogenic Reasons to Visit Snowdonia, Wales

Wales is a weird country. I imagine even weirder for tourists coming to the UK. England has London, Scotland has the Highlands but… Wales? No one’s really sure. Actually, it’s a really beautiful country with breathtaking countryside, vibrant cities and everything in between. Last weekend, me and my family went to Snowdonia in North Wales to check out what it had to offer. We visited Portmeirion and the town of Llanberis whilst me and Cole climbed Mt Snowdon, and I’m not sure which place was more picturesque.

Snowdonia

Mt. Snowdon + surrounding villages

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The town of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon looks even prettier with the autumn colours and resting beside a Lake.

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The halfway point of Mt Snowdon would be a welcome sight even if it wasn’t filled with coins.

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The vast landscapes of untouched nature doesn’t get any better than this…

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Snowdon can get misty but just look at that clear blue sky…

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Our cottage in the village Dolwyddelan was so traditional and set right next to a stream and a farm.

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And Dolwyddelan Castle was quite picturesque too.

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There’s nothing like a wet autumn day to get the blood flowing and creativity going.

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Classic Welsh countryside shot.

Portmeirion

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Now we’re moving away from the usual Welsh countryside shots to the Italianesque Village of Portmeirion in Snowdonia.

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It’s colourful, kitschy, and some of the houses have Unicorns on them. A-MAZ-ING.

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Portmeirion is also right on the Welsh Coast and I can only imagine waking up to that gorgeous view from this hotel.

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Palm trees in Snowdonia?! In Wales? Shut the front door!!

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Just getting some decor ideas for my future house. Mental note: My outside lamps should have wacky star fittings.

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I mean, is this not just the most beautiful village?!

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Those columns and mosaics just transport you right to Rome.

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Every inch of Portmeirion is camera-ready.

21 Photogenic Reasons to visit the beautiful county of Snowdonia in North Wales | AlmostGinger.com

Every. Single. Inch.

21 Photogenic Reasons to visit the beautiful county of Snowdonia in North Wales | AlmostGinger.com

A two tailed Mermaid… Is that the Starbucks logo…?

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Yep. Portmeirion is a real gem.

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The nearby woodlands complete with a Japanese style bridge is the perfect match between kitschy Portmeirion and the beautiful natural beauty of Wales.

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And these Chinese rope bridges’ existence make no sense at all. But they’re there. And I am continued to be surprised with everything that I stumble across in Snowdonia, Wales.

Have you ever been to Portmeirion or climbed Mt. Snowdon? Didn’t you absolutely love it?!

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Rebecca

I'm the human and hair behind Almost Ginger. I'm a cinephile travel obsessive vegetarian currently residing in Manchester.