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Country Park:Llyn Padarn & Padarn Country Park

Country Park, free entry

The Quarry Hospital,
LL55 4TY



Llyn Padarn is a magnificent glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery. On its southern banks resides the busy village of Llanberis and towards the south-eastern end you will discover the enchanting and extensive Padarn Country Park. This covers an area of 800 acres and includes Coed Dinorwig, a rare and ancient Sessile Oak woodland as well as the marvelous Vivian Quarry. Most notably, both Llyn Padarn and Coed Dinorwig are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Attractions within the vast Padarn Country Park also include the old Quarry Hospital Museum, the Welsh Slate Museum, a number of lakeside picnic areas and various crafts and adventure activities.

There are five themed woodland, lakeside and industrial heritage trails to explore, as well as extreme sports including rock climbing, orienteering, scuba diving, rowing, canoeing and sailing. There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway, which runs along Llyn Padarn’s northern bank. The park grounds are open all year round and ample car parking facilities are available on site.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Padarn Country Park


The Quarry Hospital,
LL55 4TY


Plan route to Llyn Padarn and Padarn Country Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 585602  Lat: 53.12025 Long: -4.11502

Follow the A55 west along the North Wales coast. There are substantial white on brown signs marking the Llanberis turn off (Junction 11). From here turn left onto the A5 and then sharp right onto the A4244. At the roundabout continue left along the A4244 for about 2 miles, then it's left again at the T-junction. Llanberis village centre is signposted from the main road. At the roundabout turn left along the B4547.

Buses 85 & 86 link Llanberis to the railway town of Bangor. Bus 88 links Caernarfon and runs to Llanberis and as far as Nant Peris twice daily throughout the winter.

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Bangor station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted