The small coastal town of Porthmadog, Wales, is located in northwest of Wales, in County Gwynedd. The community with around four thousand two hundred inhabitants is a gateway to Snowdonia National Park and the Cambrian Coastline. For many tourists, it is an excellent starting point to explore the scenic nature along the coast and in the national park. The town offers a range of shops, restaurants, and pubs for visitors. The history of the town is strongly connected to the harbour and the maritime life. The well-known Snowdonia National Parks boasts a fascinating and scenic landscape. In the park, there is the biggest mountain in England and Wales. Mount Snowdon is just over a thousand metres high and the summit can be reached by different hiking paths and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
It is an excellent area for numerous outdoor activities. In summer, the temperatures are mild, the average daily maximum temperatures range from seventeen to nineteen degrees Celsius. In spring and autumn, the maximum temperatures reach between eleven to sixteen degrees Celsius. It is a mountainous area, so the weather can change quickly. If you visit the national park, be prepared and take waterproof clothing with you.
Several Porthmadog, Wales hostels, hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments welcome guests. Keep in mind that the area is busy in summer, so booking ahead in the budget places such as Porthmadog, Wales hostels is recommendable. If you cannot find a place to stay, check out the nearby town Llanberis, only ten kilometres away -- there you will find additional hostels and other budget accommodations with reasonable prices.
History lovers should visit the local Porthmadog Maritime Museum, where the story of harbour and its the rapid economic growth in the nineteenth century is told. Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is the perfect choice for railway enthusiasts. This historical railway is entirely run by volunteers. The starting point is situated opposite the Network Rail station in Porthmadog, where guests will be taken for a short ride, which is approximately one-and-a-half kilometres long. The railway operates from March to November. For families Blackrock Llama Centre is an excellent way to spend an afternoon -- children especially can get in touch with these gentle animals, take them for a walk, and learn how they live.
In Snowdonia National Park, countless outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, golfing, cycling, and different water sports are available for active tourists. Beachgoers should check out the beautiful and spacious Black Rock Sands. It is popular with locals and tourists for family picnics as well as water sports.
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