North Wales’ most popular inland resort, Betws-y-Coed makes an ideal base for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers alike. Within the Gwydir Forest, the village is nestled in a stunning wooded valley, amongst mountain pools, waterfalls and historic bridges, so make sure you remember your walking boots!
Nearby, the famous Swallow Falls, Wales’ highest continuous waterfall, attracts thousands of visitors every year. Take time to negotiate the challenging path, hewn into the rock face, in order to experience the breath taking scenery. There are also numerous viewing platforms for those that don’t fancy the walk.
The village’s name, which translates as ‘prayer house in the wood’, originated from the 14th century Church of St Michael, but is equally appropriate for the Grade II listed St Mary’s Church which was built in the 1870s.
Betws-y-Coed offers easy access to Blaenau Ffestiniog, which is home to adrenaline attractions such as Zip World and Bounce Below, as well as offering spectacular mountain bike routes. And after an action packed day, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of hearty dishes to refuel on, served in the various pubs, inns and cafés.
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