Betws Y Coed: The Gateway To Snowdonia
Betws Y Coed is a truly unique area of North Wales, known by many as the “Gateway to Snowdonia”. It is very difficult to find the therapeutic nature of Betws Y Coed anywhere else in the UK, which is exactly why the stunning location appeals to so many people year after year. It is the perfect place to enjoy long, relaxing walks in the country and hillsides, or go to the extreme side and partake in some rock climbing and mountain biking. Staying at one of the many luxury hotels in Betws Y Coed will be the perfect base camp for the holiday of a lifetime.
If mountain biking happens to be a favourite of yours, then Betws Y Coed is the ideal location for you. Only a couple of minutes out of the village is the Marin Trail, a 25 kilometre route that takes you on a challenging adventure through Gwydir Forest. The varying terrains of the track will present you with truly picturesque views that will urge you to stop and take in. However, you don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy a bike ride in Betws Y Coed. The Beiciau Betws facility allows you to hire a bike to take a more relaxed approach to the trail for those who aren’t as extreme.
Another beautiful location that Betws Y Coed offers is Swallow Falls; a relatively undisturbed part of the village that brings people in due to its natural beauty. Part of the River Llugwy, Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales, and can be viewed for a small charge from the two platforms available to the public. These falls are a haven for those passionate about photography and nature in general. However, if you would rather see some calmer waters you can head to Llyn Elsi, which is located off a walking route through the Gwydir Forest.
There are plenty of attractions just outside of Betws Y Coed for the whole family to enjoy. Go Below and Zip World are some of the most popular attractions in the whole of Wales, and allow visitors to conquer their fear of heights by speeding down the zip line or climbing through the caves and caverns over ropes and trampolines. This is a truly unique experience and draws in crowds from across the country and more. There is more than fun to be had at Go Below, as you can learn about the extensive details of the caves and how the environment was formed.
Betws Y Coed is the ideal place to escape reality and enjoy a well deserved break, no matter the time of year. You can make it as personal or as enjoyable as you like, with plenty of places to explore both in Betws and out.