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A backdrop to an extensive history and heritage that spans centuries

The landscape of Snowdonia is a backdrop to an extensive history and heritage that spans centuries. One of the National Park’s most notable qualities is the fact that this history can still be seen and experienced across the landscape and in communities—from magnificent medieval castles to industrial and archaeological remains.

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Industrial Heritage
Industrial remains can be found throughout the National Park area, including various mines and small slate quarries that were active before the tremendous growth of the slate industry.
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Castles and Historical Sites
From hidden castles of Welsh princes to Roman forts, the National Park contains historical sites of international importance.
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Mythology and Folklore
The landscape of Snowdonia is the backdrop to a wide variety of mythology and folklore, from the Mabinogi to the tales that are reflected in place names.
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Archaeology
Archaeological treasures are dotted throughout Snowdonia's landscape. Roman forts and roads, cairns and burial chambers, and prehistoric remains of all kinds can be seen throughout the area.
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Cultural Heritage
From its language, traditions and art—Snowdonia's cultural heritage is of national importance.
Cultural Heritage
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