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Surrounded by frothing rivers, lush green forests and vast moody skies, Betws-y-Coed has long drawn visitors to its atmospheric Welsh setting. Tucked within Snowdonia National Park, this picture perfect town’s an ever-popular base for all manner of outdoor sports. Whether you fancy some intense hill-walking, a spot of mountain biking, or some tough rock climbing, Betws-y-Coed brims with comfy guesthouses, perfect for soothing aching limbs after a day spent exploring Snowdonia’s windswept hills, pine forests and grassy river-crossed wilds.

Things to see

Visit Betws-y-Coed to immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty. Nestled inside the National Park, it’s a perfect base for hiking, pony trekking or biking along Snowdonia’s abundant trails. Pick up any kit you need from one of Betws’ outdoor gear stores, before heading for some serious hill-walking, cycling or trekking along mountain paths. If you’d prefer a sedate stroll through the countryside amble west of town to Swallow Falls’ frothy cascading rapids, set amongst verdant woodland, or head to the fern and lichen-filled conifer woods of Gwydyr Forest Park. If you don’t even fancy wandering that far, spend a few hours meandering about town, crisscrossing over its various notable bridges. Don’t miss Waterloo Bridge – a wide iron structure commemorating the Battle of Waterloo. To get away from it all, drive to 13th century Dolwyddelan Castle – its slate stone parapets cast an eerie figure against Snowdonia’s bleak skies.

Hotels in Betws-y-Coed

Check into a luxury guesthouse within a charming stone-built period building to really make the most of your relaxation time, surrounded by the conifer-clad hills and babbling rivers around Betws-y-Coed. Hotels like this don’t come cheap, but they’re the perfect spot to soothe aching feet after days spent exploring Snowdonia. Unwind in a rose-filled garden with a rewarding evening glass of wine, while admiring the dusky views of woodlands, lush greenery and forested hillsides. If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Betws-y-Coed, head to a 2 or 3 star-rated B&B, offering good value accommodation with charming Welsh hospitality.

Where to stay

Betws’ location inside the National Park means it’s so easy to pop on your hiking boots, stroll through town and out onto the trails and way-signed footpaths of the Snowdonia hills. The town itself is petite enough that you should never be much of a walk from the shops, restaurants and natural beauty hotspots. If you fancy some real seclusion, head out into the Snowdonia countryside. A few rural guesthouses and hotels are dotted around. Nearby Swallow Falls has the additional benefit of idyllic waterfalls, while Gwydyr Forest Park’s magical woodland setting appeals to true nature lovers.

How to get to Betws-y-Coed

Hop on a train in Llandudno to arrive at Betws-y-Coed within 50 minutes. Local buses also run from Llandudno to Betws, or you can catch a bus from Llangollen. For many visitors, travelling by car gives them more freedom and flexibility, though once in Betws transport isn’t needed unless you plan to driver further into the National Park. A few buses bumble their way around town and out to Capel Curig, but arguably the most rewarding way to explore is on foot or by bike. Mountain bikes suitable for Snowdonia’s rugged trails can be hired in town.