Easily accessible viewpoints in Snowdonia & Anglesey


Caernarfon Castle

This is accessible from anywhere in the town centre, but for the best view you will need to get over to Aber Foreshore Road via Coed Helen Lane (by car). You can also walk over the swing bridge if you park in the town. Caernarfon Castle is illuminated every evening with the lights switched off at 11:00pm. (Map Link)

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Llyn Padarn – From Brynrefail

The view of Snowdonia from Brynrefail is jaw-dropping no matter what the weather is like. This is my favourite of all the locations mentioned in this blog post. It is only a mile and a half from my house in Llanrug! ? .

During warm summer sunsets a stunning golden hour can be experienced here, then in winter the mountains are epically snow capped. (Map Link)

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Penmon Point (Trwyn Du) Lighthouse

Trwyn Du lighthouse is probably the most photogenic landmark on Anglesey. Penmon Point is perfect for sunsets, sunrises and astrophotography. There is a large free car park onsite and very short walk to the pebble beach to achieve some great shots.

When the aurora borealis is very active this is the perfect spot for a great show. Note: It does get pretty busy there at those times. (Map Link)

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Llyn Y Dywarchen, Rhyd Ddu

This location features a tiny hill climb that is no more than 40 meters away from the parking spot. Llyn Y Dywarchen offers a rewarding view of Snowdonia with an interesting foreground. This is an ideal location for astrophotography as light pollution is low. (Map Link)

Nant Gwynant

This viewpoint is one of my favourites and offers different atmospheric conditions everytime I visit. To access you need to drive up the A498 FROM the Beddgelert direction as if you’re driving towards Capel Curig. (Map Link)

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