Dewiswch eich iaith
Please select your language preference
Hoffwn weld y wefan yn Gymraeg
Parhau yn y Gymraeg
Gallwch newid iaith unrhyw bryd
I would like to view the website in English
Continue in English
You can switch language anytime
PEN Y PASS CAR PARK: Pre-booking is now available for Pen y Pass Car Park.
A place of nationally important cultural heritage

Factors such as language, tradition, and art play a significant part in shaping an area’s cultural identity and environment.

These things form Snowdonia’s cultural heritage—a heritage that is as valuable as the rocky peaks and diverse wildlife found in the National Park.

What is cultural heritage?

Heritage refers to things that are passed down from one generation to another.

Industrial heritage refers to things that can be seen and touched, such as industrial remains or historical buildings.

But the things considered part of cultural heritage are intangible—things that can only be heard or experienced.

These include traditions and societal customs, language and local accents, place names, folklore and art.

https://snowdonia.gov.wales/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NVW-D24-2021-0166.jpg
The Welsh language
The Welsh language is an integral part of Snowdonia's cultural heritage. The area is one of the language's strongholds, and it can be heard on a daily basis throughout the National Park's communities.
The Welsh language
https://snowdonia.gov.wales/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Penmaenpool-Toll-Bridge-19.jpg
Place Names
Snowdonia has a wealth of unique and interesting place names. These names can reveal a great deal about the cultural wealth of the National Park.
Place names
https://snowdonia.gov.wales/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/DSC09508.jpg
Mythology and folklore
Some of Snowdonia's diverse landscapes and remote locations are featured in a range of folklore and mythology. These tales are an important part of the National Park's cultural heritage.
Discover Mythology and Folklore
This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.