The county of Caernarfonshire, or Caernarvonshire in English, is part of the Gwynedd administration
area and also includes the administration area of Conwy in North Wales and includes a large part of
the Snowdonia National Park together with Snowdon itself. Snowdon is the highest mountain in England
and Wales at 3560 feet.
This is spectacular countryside with, in fine weather, spectacular views for walkers and motorists
and both should take care. The roads are winding and narrow enough in places that two vehicles cannot
pass, frequently with stone walls on both sides, and for walkers there are many easy footpaths
although some are much more precarious.
There are many picturesque small towns and villages with many points of interest from the visitors'
point of view including the coast. Attractions include a narrow gauge steam railway that winds its way
up into the mountains, slate mines, a medieval walled town with a castle, some fine beaches and