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Betws-y-Coed Attractions

Betws-y-Coed's wealth of attractions could keep even the most determined visitor occupied for weeks. A visit to the Snowdonia National Park which is the home to Snowdon England's largest mountain. Do not miss the Welsh Mountain Zoo where you can Watch as the Californian sealions dive and dip, swim and play and do what they do best - show off!

 
Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture, and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh.

Hotels near Snowdonia National Park
Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia3 starfrom £53.00
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass4 starfrom £18.00
Y Gwynedd Inn and Bunkhouse3 starfrom £91.88
The Heights Bunkhouse3 starfrom £16.99
YHA Snowdon Llanberis from £79.00
 
Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle is unusual within Wales. In a land of castles, Dolwyddelan stands apart not as a stronghold erected by Norman or English forces but as a fortress of the native Welsh princes. The castle occupies a magnificent location deep in Snowdonia, on a ridge set against the rugged backcloth of Moel Siabod. It was built between about 1210 and 1240 by one of Wales's most powerful medieval princes, Llywelyn the Great, ruler of Snowdonia. Llywelyn's stark and functional square tower, which can be seen for miles around, controlled a strategic pass through his mountainous kingdom from Merioneth to the Vale of Conwy. The core of the castle, the rectangular stone keep, was supplemented later in the 13 century by a stone curtain wall enclosing the courtyard. If the battlements and wall walks look a little too perfect for such a weatherbeaten spot, it is because they were restored in Victorian times.

Hotels near Dolwyddelan Castle
Elens Castle Hotel3 starfrom £80.00
Lledr House Hostel from £16.00
Bryn Tyrch Hotel4 starfrom £40.00
Penmachno Hall5 starfrom £90.00
The Eagles Luxury Bunkhouse from £35.00
 
Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Travel by train on Britain's only Rack and Pinion Railway up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales 3,560ft (1085m). Since 1896, visitors from around the world have travelled on Snowdon Mountain Railway, enjoying Snowdon's dramatic landscape and scenery. This unique railway is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Wales. For more than 114 years holiday makers and day trippers have been appreciating the truly spectacular views they have experienced while claiming the ascent of Snowdon as a lifetime adventure. As the train climbs through the atmospheric landscape of Snowdon passengers can absorb themselves in the rich myth, legend and history Snowdonia has to offer.

Hotels near Snowdon Mountain Railway
Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia3 starfrom £53.00
Y Gwynedd Inn and Bunkhouse3 starfrom £91.88
The Heights Bunkhouse3 starfrom £16.99
YHA Snowdon Llanberis from £79.00
Idan House from £30.00
 

Other Attraction near Betws-y-Coed

  • Conwy Castle - This gritty dark-stoned fortress has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. Conceived and created in just four years, Conwy Castle remains one of the outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
  • Aberconwy House - Aberconwy House is a 14th-century merchant's house, it is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of this walled town over nearly six centuries.
  • Bodnant Garden - The garden at Bodnant is one of the finest in the world. It is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping to the south-west and looks across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.