Location, Location, Location.
Welcome to Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia. The rugged Gwydir Forest encircles this vibrant village, giving it an Alpine character. Here, you will find an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, countless historical landmarks, and an excellent choice of shops and restaurants. With something for everyone, this unique location attracts visitors all year.
Snowdonia has become known as the adventure capital of the UK for walkers, bikers, climbers and adrenaline junkies! The region's world-class attractions and mountainous terrain provide plenty of options for thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts. The renowned Gwydir Mawr & Bach (formerly the Marin) bike trail, Zip World Fforest and Swallow Falls are just some of the must-see attractions right on our doorstep.
History lovers will not be disappointed either, as Betws-y-Coed boasts the 14th-century St. Michael's Old Church, Thomas Telford's Waterloo Bridge and the Conwy Valley Railway Museum. Venture further into North Wales to discover many of the country’s impressive castles and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several exquisite gardens and the Italianate village at Portmeirion must be explored.
When it comes to good food and drink, visitors are spoiled for choice. A fantastic selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as a fish and chip shop, pizzeria, sweet shop, ice cream parlour and bakery, are all centrally located in Betws-y-Coed. Most eateries use locally sourced ingredients in their dishes, and there is often a good selection of craft ales in the village pubs.
Outdoor clothing and equipment stores abound; you will find everything you need for your adventures here. With plenty of independent boutiques and galleries, Betws-y-Coed is a shoppers' paradise; you are sure to find something remarkable to take home with you.
As Hendre Rhys Gethin is situated a short walk from the centre of the village, you can quickly escape back to the tranquillity of your luxury lodge or holiday cottage. So, whether you want a restful retreat or an active adventure, we can meet your every need!
Climbing & Adventure Sports
Heritage & Culture
Check out our interactive map below highlighting some of our family's favourite locations and attractions in the surrounding area. Enlarging the map gives you the option of filtering specific categories of interest.