Snowdonia is the name given to a group of mountains in north-west Wales, the tallest of which is the 3,560ft high Mount Snowdon. This is the second highest mountain on the UK mainland (after Ben Nevis) and it attracts many thousands of visitors every year. Snowdonia and its environs, which take in numerous lakes, waterfalls and forests, were designated a National Park in 1951 and its 530,000 acres make it the UK’s fourth largest.
In times past, the area’s main industry was slate mining but today it is tourism. Outdoor activities such as hiking, mountaineering, boat trips and riding the zip-line are on offer. There is also a train to the summit of Mount Snowdon for non-climbers.
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