Mount Snowdon, also called Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is the highest mountain in Wales with a height of 1,085m. Located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, it is a well-visited attraction, especially amongst hikers and rock climbers. There are many different routes leading to the summit as well as a railway that starts at the foot of the mountain in Llanberis. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a 7.6 km long rack railway that was opened in 1896 and carries passengers all the way to the summit of the mountain.
Because of its rare fauna and flora, it was designated as national nature reserve. The name Snowdon originated from the Old English word for ‘snow hill’ whereas the Welsh name Yr Wyddfa stands for ‘the barrow’ or ‘the tumulus’ which might refer to a cairn that buried giant Rhitta Gawr after his defeat by King Arthur.
On very clear days, the mountain offers an absolutely stunning view all across the country. It is definitely a special time visiting Snowdonia and Mount Snowdon which is always worth a visit!