A view of the Snowdon Mountain Railway train as it descends Mount Snowdon, with Llyn Padarn in the distance.

Places to visit in and around Llanberis

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Ascend to 3,560 ft, the summit of Snowdon with ease and take in the stunning views (weather permitting of course!) in relative comfort. Book tickets in advance as it can get very busy.

It can get cold towards the top even in the train in summer, so make sure you take warm clothing including hat and gloves just in case.

Electric Mountain

This is the visitor centre for the huge hydro electric power station built IN the mountain. The hour long tour takes you on a bus through the tunnels leading deep into the mountain to a vast cavern full of turbines and looking like a James Bond set!

There is a gift shop and café too.

Llyn Padarn Llanberis Lake Railway

This is a narrow guage steam train that takes you for a delightful five mile ride along the shore of Lake Padarn. It takes about an hour.