The remoteness provided a hiding place for the last true prince of Wales, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd in 1277 during his final battle with Edward I and it is from here Owain Glyndwr carried on his valiant struggle against the English in the early 15th century.
The Snowdonia National Park stretches from Conwy in the north to Aberdyfi in the south, taking in not only mountain peaks and thirteenth century fortresses but also ancient wooded valleys and rushing rivers. ... read more
Fairy Glen One of the principal natural attractions of the village, and where Wuhelmina Stitch, "waits and waits, to see the fairy men.
Located only a short distance from Beaver bridge, a combination of rapids and cascades on the Conwy river are chanelled into a narrow ravine presenting an impressive and dramatic scene. Wooded banks and rock walls clothed with vegetation add to the charm. Fairy Glen is reached by a path from Fairy Glen Hotel beside the A470. ... read more
Looking for a spot of culture? Join artists from over 50 countries and sing your heart out at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Watch Bryn Terfel, and stars like Shirley Bassey and Jools Holland, perform to a crowd of thousands at the Faenol Festival. Or enjoy music on a smaller scale at the Abersoch Jazz Festival. ... read more
SWALLOW FALLS (RHAEADR EWYNNOL) This waterfall on the Afon Llugwy has become a familiar natural celebrity over the past 100 years and has featured on film, postcard and canvas. While its principal viewpoints are situated on the south bank of the Llugwy with the convenience of ample parking along the A5 and within the hotel car park, it is observed far more dramatically if approached on foot along the northern bank. ... read more
Whichever you choose, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, awe inspiring mountain vistas and forgotten river valleys deep in the Gwydyr forest provide a stunning scenic backdrop.
Betws-y-Coed itself is packed with cafes, restaurants, pubs and outdoor shops as well as an excellent bike shop and a wide range of accommodation in the town and local area. ... read more
And if horticulture and holidays are a few of your favourite things, youll be pleased to hear weve come up with a unique collection of garden breaks. Which include visits to all our best bits. Well, you wouldnt want to miss anything, would you? ... read more
The locality's claim to angling fame is in having not only good runs of salmon but also excellent runs of sea trout (sewin); this implies that if river levels are too low or the weather too bright for successful salmon or sewin fishing during the day, there are, at least, reasonable prospects for sewin fishing at night. ... read more
And while you're outdoors, you can bike on four wheels at Glasfryn Parc, trot on four legs at Tal y Foel Riding Centre, or try Wales' first bouncing pillow at the Greenwood Forest Park. ... read more
Few places have the variety of landscapes that you find in Snowdonia. At the centre of the area are the mountains, dominated by the peak of Snowdon itself. There are 15 mountains over 3000 feet high, which may not seem big in world terms, but many of these are real mountains with serious faces on them. Mountains such as Tryfan, Crib Goch and Glyder Fach can draw the walker, scrambler and climber back time and time again to tackle new challenges. ... read more