Bangor to Narberth through Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks
Snowdonia National Park.
Starting from Bangor Services where there is a hotel, fast food restaurant and fuel, this route is soon into the Snowdonia National Park and heading towards Mount Snowdon, at 1085 m it is the highest peak in the British Isles outside of Scotland. This route uses the spectacularly rocky Pen-y-Fan pass to navigate around the foot of Snowdon passing several deep, sparkling lakes along the way. At RP 7, Beddgelert any dog lovers can pay homage to 'Gelert the dog' where you can read the sad tale at Gelert's Grave.
The route leaves the A470 road at RP 10 to head up onto the high moorland over a livestock grid on a narrow lane. The view from the top of the moor is remote and beautiful and worthy of a photo, you will pass through areas of forestry as you come down the other side to rejoin the A470 briefly before taking the magnificent A487. This road weaves it's way through valley after valley and a great view of the Tal Y Llyn lake can be had from RP 20. After crossing the Afon Dyfi (River Dovey) the route joins the coast and passes by two coastal castles, one at Aberystwyth and the other at Cardigan, both are in ruins but are still worth a visit - if only a drive by! RP 24 marks a motorcycle cafe in Aberystwyth if you're in the need for a coffee or bacon sandwich.
A short while after Cardigan the route climbs to around 450 m to pass over the open moorland within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and then back down the other side and onto the hotel at Narberth.
Narberth is a gorgeous little market town in the east of Pembrokeshire. Multicoloured Edwardian and Georgian buildings line the high street which has developed quite a reputation as a shopper’s heaven. Independent shops selling a whole range of exquisite items from fine art to fine food rub shoulders with vintage and antique shops. Then when a well-earned rest is needed, there are award-winning cafes, pubs and restaurants galore for you to choose from. The town is well placed for exploring this corner of Wales.
As well as links for the two hotels on this route, I have included a link for a new route that tours around Pembrokeshire below this review.
I awarded this route with 4**** stars - as the roads, scenery and attractions are all very good.
RP 4. Llyn Peris.
RP 22. Afon Dyfi river.
Useful links:
Travelodge Hotel, Bangor Services.
Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth.
Tour of Pembrokeshire route

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About this region
Wales (Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəmri] (listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate. Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party. Welsh national feeling grew over the century; Plaid Cymru was formed in 1925 and the Welsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining and metallurgical industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation; the South Wales Coalfield's exploitation caused a rapid expansion of Wales' population. Two-thirds of the population live in South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and the nearby valleys. Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries and tourism. Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain and, while a majority of the population in most areas speaks English as a first language, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity. Both Welsh and English are official languages; over 560,000 Welsh-speakers live in Wales, and the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the eisteddfod tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team. Rugby union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.
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View route collection Great 6 day tour of Wales
About this route collection
This collection of 6 routes all pass through at least 1 of the 3 spectacular national parks of Wales'. Each park is unique and individual and the landscapes vary from the vast, remote and wide open moorland of the Brecon Beacons to the rugged mountains and glistening lakes of Snowdonia and the spectacular coastline of the Pembrokeshire coast. Each is a delight to travel through and these routes will take you to some of the best beauty spots.
There are some great attractions to visit too, as well as having more than it's fair share of fantastic castles and historic buildings, there is the worlds fastest zip line, a balcony road used for world rally stages, mysterious caves and magical waterfalls and a museum of land speed records. All of these can be seen on the routes in this collection.
Although each route in this collection is a separate stand alone route, they will all link up seamlessly to make a 6 day tour that you will remember. The tour starts and ends in Gloucester which can be easily reached in a day from any of the Channel ports.
Enjoy Wales.