Betws-Y-Coed

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Betws-Y-Coed which includes forest scenes, a house and a river or creek
Step into a fairy-tale village inside Snowdonia National Park and surround yourself with mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls.

Nestled in the beautiful Conwy Valley, the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed is surrounded by gorgeous Welsh scenery. Spend some time here and enjoy the leafy glades, tumbling cascades and tranquil woodlands.

Explore the cobbled streets and charming town center. Visit small local galleries and shop for souvenirs or enjoy a local dish of cawl (lamb stew) in a local pub.

To see the best of the area, visit the scenery surrounding the village. One of the most popular attractions is Fairy Glen, a slender ravine which offers a mesmerizing display of small waterfalls fed by the Conwy River. From here stroll along the woodland paths to Swallow Falls. This spectacular waterfall tumbles across dark boulders before splashing into an inky pool.

Another local favorite is Gwydyr Forest, a 20-minute drive south of town. Take a leisurely stroll, ride along the bike paths or visit Gwydyr Stables and go on horseback. One attractive option is the pub ride. Follow this route to combine horse riding and drinking the best local ales.

Several operators offer more thrilling activities. Try kayaking, whitewater rafting or caving to visit the old slate mines. Ask at the tourist information center for a list of service providers.

For something a little more relaxing, enjoy fishing in the Llyn Elsi Reservoir. Purchase a ticket from Pendyffryn Stores and try to land one of the fine trout stocked in the reservoir.

Back in town, learn about the history of the local trains at Conwy Valley Railway Museum. Let children have fun riding the miniature steam railway and the bumper cars. The village’s oldest building is the 14th-century St. Michael’s Church. It houses a stone effigy of Gruffydd ap Dafydd Goch, grandnephew of the last native prince of Wales.

Reach Betws-y-Coed easily by train or drive less than 40 minutes from Bangor. Buses do travel here but can be unpredictable, so be sure to plan ahead. For accommodations, select from many hotels, inns and smaller settings.

Glan Aber Hotel
Glan Aber Hotel
3 out of 5
Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales, LL24 0AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (107 reviews)
"The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The evening meal we had were the best we have ever had, well cooked and presented"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Glan Aber Hotel
Waterloo Hotel Lodge
Waterloo Hotel Lodge
3 out of 5
Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales, LL24 0AR
The price is $136 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (398 reviews)
"It's in a good location, easy walking distance to town. The street noise was surprising. There are a lot of motorcycles in the area revving their engines as they speed by. The BBQ was very tasty the first night so we decided to do it again but the wait was ridiculously long. Staff were ..."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Waterloo Hotel Lodge
Gwydyr Hotel
Gwydyr Hotel
3 out of 5
Gwydyr Hotel, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales, LL24 0AB
The price is $121 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (85 reviews)
Great location
"Amazing location, friendly staff and great meal. Bathroom slightly small"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Gwydyr Hotel
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2 White Street
2 White Street
3.5 out of 5
Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
"quaint little cottage. parking is an issue and there is no phone signal and the garden is overlooked by both sides. well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019

2 White Street
Glan Nug Bach
Glan Nug Bach
3.5 out of 5
Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attraction Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre is located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Lovely cottage . Very clean . Great location . Was perfect for the two of us ."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Glan Nug Bach
Bryn Dedwydd Farmhouse
Bryn Dedwydd Farmhouse
3.5 out of 5
Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly cottage in Betws-Y-Coed. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a porch. Popular attraction Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre is located ...
Bryn Dedwydd Farmhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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