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Things to do, places to see, attractions to visit in and around Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Bryn Bella in Betws-y-Coed is the perfect bed and breakfast accommodation location for exploring the Snowdonia National Park, and the rest of North Wales.

  • overlooking Betws-y-Coed in the Conwy Valley
  • in the Snowdonia National Park
  • close to Llandudno and North Wales coast
  • private parking

Some of the attractions and activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Bryn Bella are shown below.

For those travelling by public transport, check out the Journey Planner to see how easy it can be to travel around the area by bus and train.

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View from Bryn Bella

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Things To Do and Places To Visit around Bryn Bella

The map above shows that Betws-y-Coed is the ideal location from which to explore the many attractions of North Wales. Wales is well known for castles, and the nearest ones to Bryn Bella are at Conwy and Dolwyddelan. There are also castles at Criccieth, Beaumaris, Harlech and Caernarfon within easy reach.

Local steam railways include the Ffestiniog Railway, Welsh Highland Railway, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway which goes to the summit of Snowdon (these can all be reached by bus or train from Betws-y-Coed).

Other key attractions that are well worth a visit include Bodnant Garden which is just down the valley, and the Italianate village of Portmeirion.

There are numerous activities to enjoy around Betws-y-Coed including walking, climbing and mountain biking. Mountain bike storage is available in the garage at Bryn Bella

We are happy to provide information on the local attractions, especially regarding walking, climbing or the local wildlife in this beautiful part of Snowdonia. Climbing and walking guides can also be found in the lounge, feel free to browse them at your leisure.

For walkers it is possible to plan your next walk using Memory Map Navigator which will not only plot your route on a 1:50,000 OS map and show you the route in 3D, but also produce a route card for the trip. Ask for details well in advance so that we can assist you in preparation of the route before you set off. Don't forget you can also see where you have been once you get back to the warmth and safety of Bryn Bella.

See our 'Find Us' page for a location map and route planner and the latest view from Bryn Bella on our webcam.

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For more information please contact Mark & Joan Edwards at:

Bryn Bella, Lôn Muriau, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. LL24 0HD

01690 710627