The world famous Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel is synonymous with British mountaineering. This historic hotel located at the foot of Snowdon is where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway trained for the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. It’s now where today’s visitors can get a real taste of adventure in the beautiful wilderness of Snowdonia National Park.

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The hotel was built in 1810 as a remote mountain farmhouse. It has since been extended and used as a coaching inn and later as the training headquarters of the first successful Everest climbing expedition in 1953. It’s now run as a haven safe from the relentless grind of modernity! There are few hotels that can boast such a unique history and location as the Pen-y-Gwryd. Stay here and you have the genuine chance to engage with beauty, tradition and history with wholesome food, drink and good company.

When you’ve had your fill of the outdoors and it’s time for rest, you’ll be glad of their comfortable beds and peaceful rooms each with individual character and antique furnishings. The garden boasts a beautiful lake, ideal for swimming in or lounging beside. You can stroll through the ornamentals and lush grass to find the sauna. Seen from the Snowdonia peaks and slopes above, the grounds of the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel are a verdant oasis in the rocky wilderness.

Accommodation includes traditional, rooms with private bathroom, garden rooms with four-poster bad and a premium rooms.

Find out more online at or book by telephone on 01286 870211.

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel