Snowdon is one of North Wales' top attractions. Every year hundreds of thousands of walkers set out for the summit. Others make the journey by the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Only support dogs can travel on the train, but any well-behaved dog can make the walk with their owner. Ensure you keep your pet on a leash around sheep and where there is any danger of the dog getting close to a sheer drop. A harness may be helpful for better control, and a windproof jacket is a good idea for thin-coated breeds.
Beaches are synonymous with North Wales, and the Llyn Peninsula has some of the most beautiful. Many of them prohibit dogs, particularly during the summer months, but options remain for dog-owners. The eastern end of Criccieth beach is dog-friendly and, provided you put your pet on a lead, you can also walk up to the castle that overlooks the bay.
North Wales has some of the UK's finest seafronts. Llandudno is one of the most famous and scenic. Although dogs are not allowed on the beach, the promenade is perfect for enjoying a stroll with your dog. It also offers activities for the entire family, including Punch and Judy shows, a bandstand, and plenty of seats from which to enjoy the view.
With its lakes and nature trails, Conwy Water Gardens is a lovely place to walk and explore. Dogs are even permitted to swim at certain places within the gardens. An aquatic centre and a Dutch pancake restaurant complete the attractions.
Travelling through some of North Wales' most impressive scenery, the Llanberis Lake Railway is worth a trip. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners for a small extra charge. Together, you can enjoy the views of Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis' two lakes. The train stops at Gilfach Ddu for its slate museum and also at Cei Lleydan, which is ideal for picnics when the weather is good.