Eryri in renowned for its landscape, history and wildlife. But also has a reputation for its unpredictable weather. Eryri has over 3000mm of rainfall each year, so planning an activity indoors is a must. Here are some suggestions of things to do when the weather is just not that great outside.
Visit one of Eryri’s historic sites
One of Eryri’s uniquest attributes is the wealth of historic sites scattered across its landscape. From its towering castles to its sprawling industrial heritage, Eryri has been the backdrop to internationally important industries and some of the most pivotal moments in Welsh history.
While many of Eryri’s historic sites, such as it’s castles and industrial ruins, may be an outdoor endavour, they’re still worth a visit in a light drizzle. Nothing will quite beat roaming around one of Edward’s castles such as Harlech on a spring day—taking in some of the scenery from these remarkably intact pieces of history. Many other historic sites such as the Welsh Slate Museum are mostly indoors and are well worth a visit on an even rainier day.
Find a cosy pub or café to read in
Eryri has plenty of locally run pubs and cafés to indulge in and are havens for the rainy-day traveller. Additionally, this special area of Wales has an incredible amount of literature either written about it or based in the area. What better way then, to spend a drizzly afternoon in a local cafè or pub, in front of a roaring fire indulging in some of the best literature from the area.
Support a local business
Eryri has a wealth of shops in local towns and villages which are independently owned and are great to wander around on a rainy day. They offer local produce of food, gifts as well as local maps for you to plan your next adventure. Our Information Centres which are located in Beddgelert, Betws y Coed that are open all year round as well as Aberdyfi which is open during the summer season are the perfect place to learn what makes Eryri spectacular as well as local information.