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Llanberis

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

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 Caernafon are other alternatives.

By Train

Bangor is the closest station to Llanberis. Hiring a cab from there costs around 20£. Caernafon is closer, but the only train to Caernafon 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.

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 - (0)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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