Betws y Coed, Snowdonia

Local Attractions in Betws y Coed, Snowdonia

So why come to Betws-y-Coed?

Well apart from being in the middle of the Snowdonia National Park, local attractions in Betws y Coed also include the great mountain Snowdon (3,560 feet) itself (we’re only a 30 minute drive away); beautiful natural cascading waterfalls, winding and rushing rivers and an abundance of wildlife….the village is surrounded by the majestic Gwydir Forest and as a result has many walks and cycle rides for the able to the ambitious on its doorstep.

Betws-y-Coed is also very centrally placed to journey to most of the ‘must see’ areas and attractions of North Wales. We can help you plan an itinerary and we have leaflets and information available to hand for the avid adventurers!

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New to Betws-y-Coed is Zip Fforest situated just down the road from Aberconwy House where you can try the Zip Safari, Sky Swing, Plummet and new for 2017 Fforest Alpine Coaster! You can also ride the Zip Lines, Velocity and Titan at Zip Worlds other two sites in Blaneau Festiniogg and Bethesda both only a 20 minute drive away.

Based just down the road at Conwy Falls is the exciting underground adventure Go Below where you can have a go at zip-lining through caverns, or climbing up a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK!

In less than 10 minutes you can walk across a public footpath and a 1930’s suspension bridge and be in the centre of the village of Betws-y-Coed.

As well as a large array of restaurants and cafés, Betws Y Coed has a huge variety of walking and hiking shops and has an interesting selection of independent Welsh craft shops. There is also a fantastic pottery called ‘The Pottery’ based at the far end of the village to find a beautiful and unusual memento to remind you of your break in Betws Y Coed.



  • 15 miles/25 km from Snowdon (30mins)
  • 14 miles/23 km from BlanauFFestiniog (23mins)
  • 19 miles/31 km from Llandudno (38mins)
  • 60 miles/96 km from Chester (1hr 20mins)
  • Swallow Falls 10 minutes drive
  • Beaumaris Castle, Penryn Castle, Conwy Castle
  • Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle
  • Beaches
  • Trains
  • Mountains

Think you like the look of local attractions in Snowdonia? Contact Aberconwy House today for room availability.