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'''Llanberis''' [http://snowdonia-tourist-information-llanberis.co.uk/] is in North [[Wales]], 7 miles away from [[Caernarfon]].
 
'''Llanberis''' [http://snowdonia-tourist-information-llanberis.co.uk/] is in North [[Wales]], 7 miles away from [[Caernarfon]].
  
==Get in==  
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==Get in==
 
=== By Bus ===
 
=== By Bus ===
 
Llanberis is easily reachable by bus. Sherpa busses (prefixed S) from [[Betws-y-Coed]] is the most reliable possibility, but Sherpa bus from [[Porthmadog]] or local busses from [[Caernarfon]] are other alternatives.
 
Llanberis is easily reachable by bus. Sherpa busses (prefixed S) from [[Betws-y-Coed]] is the most reliable possibility, but Sherpa bus from [[Porthmadog]] or local busses from [[Caernarfon]] are other alternatives.
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* Hike up ''' Snowdon''' [http://www.hightrek.co.uk/climbing/peak/routes.htm] or take Snowdonia Mountain Railway [http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/] to the summit and walk back down.
 
* Hike up ''' Snowdon''' [http://www.hightrek.co.uk/climbing/peak/routes.htm] or take Snowdonia Mountain Railway [http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/] to the summit and walk back down.
  
* Visit the '''Electric Mountain''' [http://www.electricmountain.co.uk], a tourist attraction built around Dinorwig Hydroelectric Powerstation. Built inside a mountain, Dinorwig's turbines are housed in the largest cavern in Europe. Good fun trip.
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* Visit the '''Electric Mountain''' [http://www.electricmountain.co.uk/], a tourist attraction built around Dinorwig Hydroelectric Powerstation. Built inside a mountain, Dinorwig's turbines are housed in the largest cavern in Europe. Good fun trip.
  
 
* Visit the '''Welsh Slate Museum''' and the '''Llanberis Lake Railway'''
 
* Visit the '''Welsh Slate Museum''' and the '''Llanberis Lake Railway'''
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==Sleep==  
 
==Sleep==  
 
There are several B&Bs and hotels in Llanberis.
 
There are several B&Bs and hotels in Llanberis.
*<sleep name="Lake View Hotel & Restaurant" alt="" address="Tan y Pant, Llanberis LL55 4EL, Gwynedd, Wales " directions="just outside Llanberis on the A4086 road to Caernarfon" phone="+ 44 - (0)1286 - 870422 " url="http://www.lakeviewhotel.co.uk/" checkin="2.00 p.m." checkout="10.00 a.m" price="from £35" lat="" long="">Rustic hotel & restaurant overlooking Lake Padarn outside Llanberis</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Lake View Hotel & Restaurant" alt="" address="Tan y Pant, Llanberis LL55 4EL, Gwynedd, Wales " directions="just outside Llanberis on the A4086 road to Caernarfon" phone="+44 1286 870422 " url="http://www.lakeviewhotel.co.uk/" checkin="2.00 p.m." checkout="10.00 a.m" price="from £35" lat="" long="">Rustic hotel & restaurant overlooking Lake Padarn outside Llanberis</sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 02:00, 29 November 2012

Llanberis [1] is in North Wales, 7 miles away from Caernarfon.

Contents

Get in

By Bus

Llanberis is easily reachable by bus. Sherpa busses (prefixed S) from Betws-y-Coed is the most reliable possibility, but Sherpa bus from Porthmadog or local busses from Caernarfon are other alternatives.

By Train

Bangor is the closest station to Llanberis. Hiring a cab from there costs around £20. Caernarfon is closer, but the only train to Caernarfon is the narrow-gauge heritage railway Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog - and if in Porthmadog it is easier to catch a direct bus to Llanberis.

By car

Llanberis is on the A4086 Caernarfon to Betwys-y-Coed road. The B4547 branches off just west of town for Bangor, Conwy and the A55.

There are large car parks all along the A4086 road inside Llanberis, with the price rising steadily as you get closer to the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The closest car park costs £6 per day (and no discount for shorter stay), 100m up the road it is £4 per day and further west beyond the Electric Mountain Visitor Center it is £2 per day.

Get around

On foot easily. You may also want to take a ride on Llanberis Lake Railway [2] (£6.00)

See

  • Dolbadarn castle ruins [3] - one of the finest of the Welsh castles

Do

The Welsh Slate Museum
  • Hike up Snowdon [4] or take Snowdonia Mountain Railway [5] to the summit and walk back down.
  • Visit the Electric Mountain [6], a tourist attraction built around Dinorwig Hydroelectric Powerstation. Built inside a mountain, Dinorwig's turbines are housed in the largest cavern in Europe. Good fun trip.
  • Visit the Welsh Slate Museum and the Llanberis Lake Railway
  • Enjoy Padarn Country Park and Padarn Walk, walking through the slate history.

Buy

  • Llanberis Art and Craft a select choice of arts, crafts, souvenirs and Welsh confectionary and preserves. Full parking and disabled access.

Eat

  • The Coffee Pot at Llanberis Art and Craft a wide choice of food from breakfasts to a variety of lunches and snacks. Ideally located for Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Electric Mountain. Full parking and disabled access.
  • Pete's Eats (renowned climbers café), 40 High Street, Llanberis LL55 4EU, 01286 870 117, [7]. 8am to 8pm (9pm in high summer). A mecca for walkers and climbers since 1978. Serves a wide range of food from traditional breakfasts to modern european dishes, all prepared fresh on the premises. The café also has a resource centre for climbers and walkers. filled baguette or baked potato from £3.30, main meals from £6.30, full breakfast £4.80.

Drink

Sleep

There are several B&Bs and hotels in Llanberis.

  • Lake View Hotel & Restaurant, Tan y Pant, Llanberis LL55 4EL, Gwynedd, Wales (just outside Llanberis on the A4086 road to Caernarfon), +44 1286 870422, [8]. checkin: 2.00 p.m.; checkout: 10.00 a.m. Rustic hotel & restaurant overlooking Lake Padarn outside Llanberis from £35.

Get out

Caernarfon - Bus number 88 goes directly to Caernarfon city center. Can be caught from Llanberis Maes Padarn




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