The Highest Cafe In Britain Opens On Mount Snowdon

Posted on: 15 June 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

Hafod Eryri, the new visitor centre and café on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is opening this summer - costing £8.5 million.


The new visitor centre is architecturally unique with lines of poetry from former national poet Gwyn Thomas built into the walls. Named “a window to the world”, a glass frontage provides panoramic views over the Snowdonia. The venue also acts as a terminal building for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, with a learning centre and refreshment café.

However, that’s not all that’s happening in Snowdonia. This summer the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways will be joined together, making it possible to travel 40 miles across the breadth of Snowdonia without a car for the first time.

Built entirely by volunteers, the new railway will feature carriages for bicycles so that mountain bikers can explore the area with ease, and a new viewing carriage with panoramic windows to maximise the views for visitors. The whole length will be open to the public in July 2009.



For more information about Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways visit or call 01766 516000.

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