Why visit us?
Betws Y Coed is the gateway to Snowdonia National Park and surrounded by the majestic Gwydir Forest. 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, the village has a huge variety of walking and hiking shops and has an interesting selection of independent Welsh craft shops. The village also features the very old Pont Y Pair Bridge with the stunning Pair Falls rushing underneath and 2 miles upstream the beautiful Swallow Falls. A short distance in the opposite direction is the magical Fairy Glen. There is also the picturesque Victorian train station which has a main line connection to the coast, a railway museum and miniature railway. Next to the railway station is a golf course and the 14th Century St Michael’s Church overlooking the River Conwy (Betws Y Coed actually means Prayer House in the Woods). www.visitbetwsycoed.co.uk
The village has many walks and cycle routes for the able to the ambitious on its doorstep. Visit here for more information and ideas for days out http://www.naturalresources.wales/days-out/things-to-do/
New to Betws-y-Coed is Zip Fforest situated just down the road from Aberconwy House www.Zipworld.co.uk 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 Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bethesda both only a 20 minute drive away.
Based just down the road at Conwy Falls is the exciting underground adventure Go Below www.go-below.co.uk 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!
If you fancy being more ambitious than your experience allows for, then why not get some professional help, – climbing, mountain trekking, scrambling take a look at https://serenventures.com/
Betws-y-Coed is centrally placed to journey to most of the ‘must see’ areas and attractions of North Wales. We can help you plan an itinerary or you can visit the Tourist Information Centre by the train station, which is full of advice and information to help you plan your trip.
There is excellent walking and climbing to be had in the Snowdon, Glyder and Carneddau Mountain ranges including the great mountain Snowdon (3,560 feet) which are all within a 30 minute drive from us.
The beautiful and stunning cliffs and Islands of the North Wales coast, the dramatic Aber falls as well as the castle towns of Caernarfon and Conwy and the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno are all within a 40 minute drive.