Betws-y-Coed is a small village in a beautiful valley located in the Snowdonia Forest Park. It is ideal for outdoor activity holidays. There are numerous craft and outdoor activity shops in the village with lots of walks and picnic areas nearby.
It has the usual collection of shops cafe’s etc…
It has Swallow falls a large waterfall.
However we feel Fairy Glen (Sat Nav LL24 0SH Is a B&B next to the turning) is much better. It is £1 to park and 50p each to get in. Take change as it’s an honesty box to help maintain the footpaths. It has two routes, one to the Fairy Glen and the other is an easier route to the river, both are lovely they also have nice picnic tables dotted about. Like the Conwy Falls the paths near the river can be steep and muddy so take care. For anyone who isn’t too good on their feet just stick to the river path at Fairy glen as it is the least challenging.
It is ideal for picnics and they allow well behaved dogs which must be on a lead, as there is livestock in the area.
Just up the road is Conwy Falls Cafe and woodland walk
Sat Nav LL24 0PN http://www.conwyfalls.com
The Cafe building is based on a design by the famous Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame. The spectacular Conwy Falls runs through the deep gorge of the Fairy Glen, set in 10 acres of SSSI designated ancient native woodland which I am told has over 32 different species of birds in it. Laced with paths, viewpoints and glades, the Forest Park can be enjoyed by placing a £1 coin per person in the turnstile next to the café. The paths are steep and often muddy, though it’s worth the walk
If you come out of the café, turn left down the hill and take the first left you will come to Fairy Glen, (Sat Nav LL24 0SH Is a B&B next to the turning)
Railway Museum This is only small but excellent value at £1 each! They also have a miniature railway you can have a ride on.