So I have been reading years worth of posts with lots of commentary on selecting "a" base in N. Wales for exploring. Right now I haven't decided fully upon how I'm getting around (rent a car vs public transport and will post a sep. post on this topic), but if I did go with public transportation I wanted some opinions on whether it made more sense to have 2 bases for N. Wales instead of 1. Right now I am for sure staying for at least a couple of nights in Conwy but wondering if I should base my full N. Wales time there or split it up with a couple of nights in Porthmadog or Caernarvon (for ease of access to Snowdon).
Things to consider:
a) Traveling solo;
b) With expectation of public transport - so less rural, more "town" with pubs/inns/tourist locations;
c) I would be in N. Wales for 4 full days and 2 partial (landing early on a Monday in July in London and immediately heading to Wales - so anticipated arrival is mid afternoon in Conwy), and departing by public transport to Aberystwyth on late Saturday afternoon (since the Sunday public transport options are slim) before heading to south Wales for another week.
d) Goal locations to visit are: Conwy (castle, town, walls), Llandudno (Great Orme, Pier), Snowdon (the tram to the top, weather dependent), Llangollen for the Canal and aqueduct, Caernarvon( castle and town), and walking around Porthmadog and Portmeirion.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions on the division (or non-division) of my stay.