LlanberisWales, 7 miles away from Caernarfon.
By BusLlanberis 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 TrainBangor 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.
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.
On foot easily. You may also want to take a ride on Llanberis Lake Railway (£6.00)
Dolbadarn castle ruinsone of the finest of the Welsh castles
phone: +44 1286 870166address: Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TYAt Llanberis — Tours of this power station are, despite the somewhat outdated multimedia presentation at the beginning, a must see. A huge cavern was carved out of the mountain and six turbines installed which sit in tunnels between two lakes, one high up, the other at close to sea level. When Britain switches on the kettle during the advert break in Coronation Street, water is released from the upper lake and the most expensive electricity in Britain is generated to cope with demand. Later at night, when demand is low and electricity is cheaper, water is pumped back up to the top lake from the lower one. Wheelchairs are exceptionally well catered-for, and the cafe is not a bad place to stop in whilst waiting for the tour to begin.
phone: +44 1286 870223address: LL55 4TTtake to the summit and walk back down.
phone: +44 1286 870636address: LL55 4URa 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.
phone: +44 1286 870549address: Gilfach Ddu, LL55 4TY
Padarn Country Parkand Padarn Walk, walking through the slate history.
phone: +44 1286 870597address: Station Roada select choice of arts, crafts, souvenirs and Welsh confectionery and preserves. Full parking and disabled access.
The Coffee Pota 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.
phone: +44 1286 870117address: 40 High Street, Llanberis, LL55 4EUA 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.
Lake View Hotel & Restaurantphone: +44 1286 870422address: Tan y Pant, Llanberis, LL55 4ELRustic hotel & restaurant overlooking Lake Padarn outside Llanberis
phone: +44 1286 870253address: Llanberis, LL55 4TY3 Star Hotel next to the Mountain Railway terminus and set in 30 acres of grounds which include Dolbadarn Castle