Betws Y Coed is known as the ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’.
Experience the lure of Snowdonia with a visit to the bustling mountain village. This all-season resort, nestled at the heart of the Conwy Valley where 4 rivers converge, is a hive of outdoor activity. Surrounded by some of Wales’ most spectacular countryside, Betws-y-Coed attracts visitors from all over the world, year in, year out. This magical setting has a distinctly Alpine feel enhanced by the dense Gwydyr Forest surrounding Betws-y-Coed.
Breathe the fresh air, enjoy walking one of the many trails around the village, bike on a huge range of mountain biking trails, take in the history and culture, and take on the challenge hiking in the mountains, rock climbing and seeing the splendor of Snowdonia’s natural beauty. There is something for everyone in this diverse area.
Gwydir Forest provides the perfect setting for woodland adventures, with miles upon miles of tracks and walking trails to explore. The lush green forest provides a spectacular visit with many beautiful rivers and lakes nearby, no matter what time of the year you explore the ancient woodland it always seems captivating
Be sure to visit Swallow Falls, a magnificent waterfall system and true beauty spot just a few miles out of the village, which can be reached on foot through the forest.
You’ll find all kinds of attractions and activities, which appeal to visitors of all ages. Tree Top Adventure and Go Below are great for families who want some excitement and an adrenaline rush. Navigate your way through obstacle courses suspended in trees, or deep within caverns!
There is great shopping to enjoy in the village too, with unique craft shops, cafés and a wide range of outdoor equipment stores which attract visitors all year round.