Snowdonia (‘Eryri’ in Welsh) is not just a mountain playground, it’s also a place where some 26,000 people live. Many of these work in the park as well, and well over half of them speak Welsh.
The tourist industry is an important employer around Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), and many people rely for a living on tourists spending their money here.
You can support the local economy by spending money in every kind of local business. This can be done in many ways, including:
- Staying in accommodation in the area, be it in hotels, B&Bs or camping, etc. (See ‘accommodation’)
- Eating and drinking in cafés, pubs and restaurants, including in Hafod Eryri on Snowdon summit (when open) (See ‘places to eat and drink’)
- Buying from takeaway outlets such as ice-cream vans and chip shops
- Spending money in shops, including buying souvenirs (See ‘souvenirs’)
- Buying walking gear in local outdoor shops
- Using local buses or taxis (See ‘Sherpa bus service’ and ‘Snowdon Taxis’)
- Hiring a guide up Snowdon (See ‘hire a guide’)
- Visiting local tourist attractions, of which there are many
Serving hot food and drinks in Hafod Eryri at the summit