Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia
In a nutshell. Bustling mountain resort at the gateway to Snowdonia.
Who says that Wales is closed on Sundays? Go to Betws-y-Coed on any Sunday of the year (December included) and you’ll find a place well and truly open for business. It’s not just the busy shops, selling everything from outdoor gear to quality crafts, which attract visitors. Betws came into being in the first place thanks to the early Victorian travellers who relished its beautiful wooded setting at the convergence of four rushing rivers. And it’s this location, largely unchanged since those times, that’s the real magnet.
Betws itself, of course, has changed. It’s a full-on mountain resort with all kinds of attractions and activities. There’s a railway museum and Tree Top Adventure Centre (the name is a clue to the dizzy things you can get up to here). For more woodland forays you can go walking, riding and mountain biking in the glades of the Gwydyr Forest. Other outdoor activities include canyoning and scrambling – and if you want subterranean adrenaline thrills there are these too, at the nearby Go Below mine exploring experience.
Betws is the perfect launch-pad for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. You’ll find one of the Park’s main visitor centres here, and it’s easy to ditch the car and hop on a Snowdon Sherpa bus for an eco-friendly tour. You’re soon into dramatic countryside. Tumbling Swallow Falls, one of Wales’s most celebrated beauty spots, is close by. And don’t miss Ty Hyll, the strange ‘ugly house’ built of massive, mis-shapen boulders.
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