Containing some of the most picturesque landscapes in the whole of the UK, Gwynedd is a great destination for a family day out. Much of the famous Snowdonia National Park is contained within the Gwynedd region and though this might not be considered a family friendly place to visit, the Snowdon Mountain Railway
offers even those with younger children the chance to scale the summit of the 3,560ft mountain and take in the breathtaking views at the top. Snow-topped rugged mountains you would expect from this part of Wales but Mediterranean architecture modelled on the Italian Riviera? Well that’s what you’ll find at Portmeirion Village
a unique Italian-style site designed and built by eccentric architect Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 – it has to be seen to be believed! For a more domestic example of architecture why not head to Caernafon Castle
, albeit built by the English Edward I, but its rugged features far more in keeping with the local setting.