Snowdon has once again received some very good press, for something that many of us locals are already very aware of. A shortlist of 15 sights around the UK was recently picked out by a panel of renowned travel experts, including those from popular publications, Good Housekeeping and Wanderlust.
Once the 15 had been selected, the general public were allowed to vote on their favourite. Amongst the 15 views, the view from the Snowdon peak was selected.
After 2,500 votes, the results revealed that Snowdon was the most favoured view, topping famous views such as the Stonehenge in England and the Ben Nevis in Scotland.
It was the view of the Llyn Llydaw lake from the summit which helped Snowdon gain its 1st place position. This natural lake is one of the most visited lakes within the UK, and those climbing up Snowdon along the Miners’ Track will pass it along the way.
Amongst the vote, it was found that the majority also believed that the most important factor for a typical British view was rolling countryside – and we’ve certainly got plenty of that here in North Wales. Earlier this year, the Snowdonia National Park was voted one of the best places to drive in the world.
The vote was carried out by Samsung as part of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, to celebrate the best British views.
Thousands of visitors travel to North Wales each year to explore the Snowdonia National Park and to take on the challenge of Snowdon. Those who are unable to reach the summit on foot can still enjoy the views after a journey on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
With the Welsh Government investing money into promoting tourism to North Wales, there’s expected to be quite an increase this year. The Year of Legends campaign is aiming to get local businesses involved in getting visitors to learn more about Wales’ past and present legends.