Enjoying a beautiful location amongst woods and riverbanks, it’s little wonder this bustling mountain resort is so well-loved. A popular haunt of painters during the 1800s, it’s still a big hit with tourists, outdoor devotees and artists today. Around the picturesque village you’ll find places of interest, including St Michael’s Church. Built in the 14th century, it’s the oldest building in Betws-y-Coed. Many more attractions too, including railway museum, golf course, high ropes adventure centre, waymarked walks and the famous Swallow Falls.
There’s no shortage of outdoor clothing and equipment stores, art and craft shops and places to grab a bite to eat. And Betws-y-Coed’s central location and massive choice of accommodation makes it a great base for exploring this beautiful region. In no time at all you can be enjoying Snowdonia’s rocky mountains and moody lakes, walks and mountain biking routes around Gwydyr Forest Park and the wild scenery of the Lledr Valley.
Did you know?
The North Wales Coastal Path is 60 miles long, stretching from Bangor to Prestatyn. It is well signposted and offers excellent opportunities for leisure strolls or serious treks.
There are no fewer than 10 golf courses in the area - and many more within an hour's drive.
It is only 27 miles (43 km) from Llandudno to Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon.