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Betws-y-Coed Town Information

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Betws-y-Coed winter scene - Photo © Alan Fairweather
Betws-y-Coed winter scene
Photo: Alan Fairweather CCL

Betws-y-Coed is the most popular inland resort in North Wales and is situated in the heart of more than 800 square miles of the Snowdonia National Park.

Largely dating back to Victorian times, Betws-y-Coed was built up around where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the West (The Llungwy, the Lledr and the Machno).

Surrounded by deep forest covered valleys, still glacial lakes, cascading rivers and water falls, ancient bridges and dramatic ocky mountains, the village is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
Holyhead Road, the main street, is where you will find most of the accommodation, along with a host of outdoor clothing specialists and tourist information.

The surrounding area is steeped in history and you can find well preserved sites such as the Neolithic stone circles, Bronze Age chambers, Celtic Iron Age fortifications, Roman forts and monuments of the great Welsh princes.

Betws-y-Coed is an ideal base to explore this spectacular region either on foot, by car, or on one of the many mountain railway routes.

River through the centre of Betws-y-Coed - Photo © Dot Potter
River through the centre of Betws-y-Coed
Photo: Dot Potter CCL