Snowdonia Walks in the footsteps of the Princes of Gwynedd
Published: Saturday 26th Oct 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Wales Holidays self-catering visitors may be familiar with some of the legends and history of the Welsh princes. They go back a long time, 800 years in fact! There’s Llewelyn the Great, who ruled Wales for decades at the beginning of the 13th century, and his grandson Llewelyn the Last, the last leader of an independent Wales who came to his sticky end at Cilmery near Builth Wells.
Now a new initiative in North Wales offers a 21st century legacy to some of these great characters. Walking routes in Snowdonia link the old legends and important historical events with 30 different locations throughout this magnificent region. Way-markers and interpretation boards will be dotted around the routes, so you can learn something new about our country’s ancient past. Spend a week following the princes or take just a short hour long walk if that suits.
Whatever you can manage, you’re sure to enjoy the superb scenery and fascinating folklore en route. Wales Holidays has a great choice of Snowdonia cottages to choose from. Stay in a cosy cottage near Caernarfon close to the mountains but overlooking the Menai Strait or a spacious cottage near Conwy sleeping up to 7. Visit Edward I’s castles in these towns too, for the other side of the history!