Set in the heart of the Conwy Valley in North Wales, the very popular and pretty village of Betws-y-Coed has become a holiday and short break destination for visitors from all over the world. The village is renowned for quality accommodation including boutique bed and breakfasts, excellent hotels, superb self-catering cottages and holiday rentals popular with hikers, mountain bikers and ramblers who enjoy its spectacular natural beauty that includes secluded nearby lakes, meandering rivers, forests, mountains and sparkling waterfalls. Whether you are on a business trip, a holiday, or on a weekend break, Betws-y-Coed provides you with the ultimate holiday experiences and places to stay that are unsurpassed. The village is not only unsurpassed in its beauty, but it boasts an excellent range outdoor facilities, shops, pubs and restaurants.
Holyhead Road, the town’s main street, has many tasty restaurants, lovely shops, pubs and inns. Its awe-inspiring countryside makes it a perfect spot for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, caving and even just meandering. Breathe in the lovely fresh air as you explore. Whether you are looking for fun-filled adventure or simply want a quiet walk outdoors, this is the perfect location. Some of the popular places to visit in this town include:
The Gwydyr forest spans 28 square miles and encircles the village, it is filled with beech, larch, and oak trees that were planted in the 1920s, it provides the ideal setting for a days walk close to town. Swallow Falls this popular tourist attraction is situated two miles west of the town, it is very beautiful and has water cascading through the rocks into the green pool below. Tree Top Adventure, this offers exhilarating fun for the whole family, spend a day climbing on one of the amazing forest sites.
Ty Mawr, this is a gorgeous sixteenth century restored stone cottage that is Bishop William Morgans birthplace. He is the person who first translated the entire bible into Welsh. The property's custodian will tell you more about the history in a thick Welsh accent and also show you a copy of the 1588 bible. St. Michaels Church, this is a 14th century church that was replaced as the parish church in 1873 by St. Marys. A steward on duty will show you around the church and explain its rich history.