Located in Conwy County Borough, Wales, Betws-y-Coed has a great reputation as an ideal spot for a holiday. Being in the perfect spot by Snowdonia National Park, you can easily access the area for mountain activities and gorgeous country walks. Local attractions include Ewe-Phoria, a sheepdog centre where you can observe sheepdogs at work, a true rural pursuit and the verge of extinction.
There is also the 12th Century Dolwyddelan Castle, an amazing example of architecture. Gwydir Forest Park houses a variety of great forest walks and there are numerous leisure pursuits to participate in, including fishing, golf, horse riding and dry slop skiing, meaning you are sure not to get bored.
Betws-y-Coed is a friendly place and is very accommodating towards tourists, with a number of places to enjoy your stay, ranging from guesthouses to hotels.
A lovely place to sit and watch nature, these falls are where the River Llugwy pours over many stone slabs and boulders and then runs under Ponty-y-Pair.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
A small collection of railway memorabilia, with a miniature train and tram suitable for children rides located next to the train station.
Gwydyr Forest Park
If you are into mountain biking, this park is known to be one if the best trail riding locations in Wales. The Marin trail is a 25mile loop. Can be hilly and tough in sections but the wonderful views make up for the pain!
The highlights of a visit to Betws-y-Coed are the walks-The Conwy Gorge Walk, this lowland walk is 3 miles in distance and takes over an hour. The natural attractions of this walk are the Fairy Glen and Conwy Falls. The Conway Falls Café can provide refreshments another beautiful but longer lowland walk is Llugwy Valley Walk, 6 miles long with a 600ft ascent.
This train journey is very picturesque and takes in the best of Wales’s countryside. This journey will take you thought the longest rail tunnels in Wales, 2 miles long.