Snowdonia crowned UK’s best national park
Snowdonia National Park has beaten a number of other popular sites to be named the UK’s best.
A new study has looked at several factors to crown Cenedlaethol Eryri Park as the number one national park.
The review compared data including size, popularity, allowed trails for walking, places to eat, biodiversity, tallest mountains, castles and dark skies to name an overall winner.
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Data from the National Biodiversity Network Atlas also named Snowdonia the most diverse national park – with 14,580 distinct species.
The review also noted that the national park scored well on walking, mountains, and its overall Google rating.
Snowdonia beat other incredible national parks to take first place, including Brecon Beacons in South Wales, who scored in fourth place.
According to the study, the top ten national parks in the UK are:
2: Yorkshire Dales
3: Lake District
4: Brecon Beacons
5: Peak District
7: The southern lowlands
8: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
10: North York Moors
The data was collated by Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages – with a record number of stays expected this year amid lingering uncertainty over international travel.
The news comes shortly after Snowdonia was named the most beautiful national park in Europe.
The national park topped Holidu’s list of most beautiful places in Europe after receiving a score of 4.9 stars out of 18,552 reviews.
The North Wales site tops the list, ahead of sites in Poland, Spain, Norway and Greece.
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One of the top National Parks attractions was also named one of the 15 Best Value Tourist Attractions in the UK.
The Ffestiniog Railway in Gwynedd has been rated one of the best value attractions in the whole of the UK.
The heritage railway that takes visitors on a 13.5 mile journey through Snowdonia National Park ranked thirteenth.
It has been beaten to the top by attractions such as Salisbury Cathedral, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum, Tower Bridge and the Roman Baths.
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