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Snowdon,

Welsh Yr Wyddfa, highest mountain of Wales, 3,560 ft (1,085 m) high, Gwynedd, NW Wales. Its five peaks are separated by passes. There is a rack and pinion railway (opened 1896) from Llanberis to the summit. The Snowdon district, or Snowdonia, is noted for its scenic beauty; most of it is included in Snowdonia National Park (est. 1951). A nuclear power station (500,000-kW capacity; completed 1964) and a hydroelectric power project are in the region.

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1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones. born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960--78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce

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a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft.)
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Lliwedd, a 2,964 ft peak in the Snowdon Horseshoe boasts steep cliffs rising above Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw.
Bryn Tyrch Inn, overlooking Mount Siabod and the Snowdon Horseshoe in Capel Curig won the accolade at last night's Pub, Hotel and Restaurant of the Year awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Continue to a derelict cottage, after which a short climb will reveal fine views of Moel Siabod, Tryfan, the Glyderau and Carneddau ranges and, if clear, the Snowdon Horseshoe
The Snowman, which will take place on July 29 and 30, begins with a dip in Llyn Mymbyr, which features the beautiful backdrops of the Snowdon horseshoe.
Esme Kirby, who farmed at Dyffryn Mymbyr, with views of the Snowdon Horseshoe, was "at first glance dainty as a Dresden Shepherdess, yet physically hardy and with a will of steel", writes Mr Callister.
Rob was born in Worcestershire, but visited Snowdon with his father on his 16th birthday and walked the challenging Snowdon Horseshoe.
They stayed at the Cheshire Mountaineering Club's hut in Llanberis, from where they walked the Snowdon Horseshoe, climbed in Cwm Idwal and scrambled on Tryfan.
Members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue team were called out to Crib Y Ddysgl on the Snowdon horseshoe, at around 5pm on Saturday.
Is this Conwy harbour,or Snowdon horseshoe as seen from Afon Glaslyn?
Police said he told the group that he would attempt to walk on Tryfan or the Snowdon Horseshoe, but fears were raised by Mr Longfellow's family when he failed to return home last Thursday.
This view of the Miners' Barracks above Capel Curig took top prize in a BBC Countryfile competition; A Snowdonian woodland scene captured by Pierino Algieri; Pierino Algieri's stunning mountain images include (clockwise from top left)Cwm Idwal after a sudden downpour; a mountaintop snowfield; Castell y Gwynt on the Glyder range and a long view of the Snowdon Horseshoe across Plas y Brenin and Llynau Mymbyr