Betws-y-Coed Conwy Snowdonia Mountains and Coast Wales


Betws-y-Coed (Prayer house in the wood), is probably North Wales most popular inland tourist resort. It is located where the Conwy River meets its 3 tributaries, the Llugwy, the Machno and the Lledr. This natural beauty first attracted artists in the first part of the 19th century. Their work shown in the British cities soon attracted visitors to see in person the wonderful landscapes, waterfalls, forests of Betws-y-Coed and what is now the Snowdonia National Park.
Much of Betws-y-Coed was built in the early Victorian period to cater for this early form of tourism.

Set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, it is ideal for outdoor natural playground for activity holidays.

The main street has a number of Hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts as well a shops specialising in outdoor clothes, Craft and outdoor activity shops are in the village with the popular Swallow Falls nearby.

At the railway station is a train museum with a miniature railway, shop and restaurant.
St Michael's Church built in the 14th century is one of the oldest in Wales and the newer St Mary’s church are both worth a look.

Pont-y-Pair “the bridge of the cauldron”, built in 1468, gets its name from the swirling waters after heavy rain. Signposted walks in the surrounding countryside start near this bridge. A mile away on the road to Capel Curig is the Miners Bridge, which was used by the slate miners to cross the river on a precariously steep ladder to the mines

Thomas Telford's iron Waterloo Bridge built in 1815 carries the A5 across the River Conwy, bears the cast iron inscription "This arch was constructed in the same year the battle of Waterloo was fought".
On the outskirts of Betws-y-Coed you will find the famous Swallow Falls. This waterfall is considered to be one of the most dramatic falls in North Wales.

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Royal Oak Stables
LL24 0AH
Tel: 01690 710426
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