Meet Snowdonia’s principle village, Betws-y-Coed
Experience the lure of Snowdonia with a visit to the bustling mountain village of Betws-y-Coed. This all-season resort, nestled at the heart of the Conwy Valley where 4 rivers converge, is a hive of activity. Surrounded by some of Wales’ most spectacular countryside, Betws-y-Coed attracts visitors from all over the world, year in, year out.
Betws-y-Coed’s beautiful woodland setting at the foot of the mountains has appealed to travellers for centuries. A magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, Betws is known as the ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’, providing easy access to some of the best walks, mountain bike trails and climbing routes in North Wales
You’ll find all kinds of attractions and activities, which appeal to visitors of all ages. Tree Top Adventure and Go Below are great for families who want some excitement and an adrenaline rush. Navigate your way through obstacle courses suspended in trees, or deep within caverns!
Gwydir Forest provides the perfect setting for woodland adventures, with miles upon miles of tracks and walking trails to explore. The lush green forest provides a spectacular visit, no matter what time of the year you explore the ancient woodland.
Be sure to visit Swallow Falls, a magnificent waterfall system and true beauty spot just a few miles out of the village, which can be reached on foot through the forest. The falls has a small car park nearby, across the road you’ll find a more substantial pay and display car park.
Betws-y-Coed is packed with quirky accommodation. In the town, you’ll find plenty of B&B’s and smaller hotels; ideal for walkers and explorers. Outside the town is an abundance of self-catering properties. Former farmhouses converted into stunning accommodation, perfect for a family holiday.
There is great shopping to enjoy in the village too, with unique craft shops, cafés and a wide range of outdoor equipment stores which attract visitors all year round.