I had heard the name Snowdonia long before I visited it. After hearing the name, I thought it was a make-believe place as it was an apt name for an entertainment park. I was surprised when I encountered the place while visiting Wales. Snowdonia is a park but unlike the one I thought. It is a national park.
There are a lot of things to do in Snowdonia like walking, cycling, fishing, watersports, train ride and castles. I was interested in the train ride. There are a few different types of train rides. I chose the Snowdon Mountain Railway where the train took you to the summit of Snowdon. If you have the right kind of stamina and energy, you could also walk up to the summit. If you don't, then you could use the train for the journey. On a clear day with excellent weather, the train will take you all the way to the summit. Unfortunately for me, the visibility was low when we reached three-quarters of the way. So the train returned after spending some time at the highest point we could reach.
If you are planning a visit, I recommend you to get the train tickets well ahead in advance. I arrived there and found out the tickets were available for the late afternoon. I bought the available tickets and visited Swallow Falls instead of waiting there.
I took a picture from the train while climbing Snowdon.