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Snowdon From the South
The jagged peaks of Snowdonia National Park are among the most ancient rocks on earth. Within the 840 square miles of the park are:
- the highest British mountains outside of Scotland
- more than 100 lakes - many barely an acre in size
- rich farmed valleys and thousands of acres of sheep grazing land
- magical villages
- dramatic waterfalls
Snowdon, a massive presence at the heart of Snowdonia, is the highest British mountain outside of Scotland - 3,560 feet. Snowdonia has 90 peaks over 2,000 feet and 15 over 3,000 feet.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Llyn Gwynant, one of Snowdonia's Many Small LakesContinue to 3 of 8 below.
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Beddgelert Bridge and the River Glaslyn, Snowdonia
The tiny, scenic village of Beddgelert holds a tragic story of faithfulness betrayed. According to legend, Prince Llewelyn the Great arrived home from battle to find his children missing. His hound, Gelert, bounded up to greet him with a mouth dripping with blood. Fearing the worst and furious with the animal, he slew it on the spot. Later, he discovered his children safe beside the body of a wolf that had been killed by Gelert, protecting the children.
A stone just outside of Beddgelert is said to be the tomb of the brave and faithful dog.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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The Deep and Mysterious Fairy Glen of Snowdonia
Cool, dark and green, the Fairy Glen on the River Conwy, is close to the popular Snowdonia town of Betws-y-Coed.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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On Capel Curig
Welsh Ram searches for food after an early snow on Capel Curig in Snowdonia National Park.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Swallow Falls, Snowdonia
Swallow Falls, not far from Betws-y-Coed, is the highest, continuous waterfall in Wales and a very popular beauty spot in Snowdonia National Park.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Waterfall in Snowdonia
Waterfalls, rapids and torrents rush down from Snowdonia's peaks. During the spring runoff, it's wise to wear a mac and wellies on some paths.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Snowdon at Dusk