Hafod Eryri on the summit of Snowdon
Incredible views, facinating facts and an escape from the wind !

Hafod Eryri

Introduction

Hafod Eryri, is the new building on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) which opened in summer 2009.

The new visitor centre Hafod Eryri is a uniquely designed structure built of granite with large views from its windows.

Acting as a terminus for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the new summit building provides refreshments, toilets and facinating information on the mountain on which you sit, its history and ways to enjoy it.

Facts about Hafod Eryri:
  • The name was chosen from over 500 suggestions canvassed by the BBC. It means a summer residence (Hafod) in Snowdonia (Eryri).
     
  • The new building cost £8.3million.
     
  • Hafod Eryri has to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions on the summit
     
  • Because of the design in which the walls curve and lean, much of the stone was hand cut on site by the stonemasons.
     
  • The original building was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and built in 1935.
     
  • A time capsule has been laid in the floor. The contents were brought together by school children from Beddgelert and Llanberis.

For more information, visit Snowdon Mountain Railways Website



Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015