The Summit of Mount Snowdon, Wales

If you’ve visited Mount Snowdon recently, you’ll know that the modern visitor centre at the summit is often busier than a motorway service station. Snowdon has always attracted hikers and climbers and when the Snowdon Mountain Railway opened in 1896, visitors could reach the top (well, almost) and enjoy the remarkable views from the comfort of a railway carriage. The last time we took the train as a family, there was zero visibility due to rain and mist within five minutes of leaving the station and it stayed that way throughout our journey! This photograph was taken before the railway opened, probably in the 1880s.

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