walking in betws-y-coed near pont-y-pair falls

Snowdonia Without a Car

More and more guests are discovering the freedom offered by car-free holidays in North Wales. Increasingly, our guests are either leaving their cars at home or in our car park once they arrive and exploring the area by alternative bus, train, bicycle or on foot.

Car-less visitors are anything but stranded, especially here in Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to Snowdonia. It's the region’s most lively and picturesque village. We’ve got a lovely village station for both trains and busses just a few minutes’ walk from the house, and once you are here you can take the path into the village and enjoy the all local attractions on foot. Many of our guests are walkers and cyclists escaping from city life for a few days. We have a huge choice of routes running right from our front door.

If you want to go a little further afield, there are regular direct buses to Snowdon and other areas of interest. You can even jump on the train and reach places like Llandudno (45 mins) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (30 mins) and even on towards Portmadoc on the Ffestiniog Railway. Why pay £10.00 to park at Pen-y-Pass car park to climb Snowdon when you can get the bus for just £1.00 per person.

Below are just some ideas of activities and days out you can do without the car, but if there is something special you wish to do just ask us for details and we will be happy to help plan your day.

Snowdon Mountain Railway & Llanberis   Click_Here

Snowdon via Miners Track or Pyg Track   Click_Here

Llandudno, Conwy & the Great Orme        Click_Here

Ffestiniog Railway & Portmeirion               Click_Here             

Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen                           Click_Here

Marin Mountain Bike Trails                         Click_Here



Remember if you are arriving by train or bus we will be only too happy to collect you from the station, just ring us in advance to ensure a smooth transfer.

To help plan your journey to Bryn Bella, Betws-y-Coed see below

For information of how to get here by Public Transport                        Click_Here

How to make the most of your time in Snowdonia by Public Transport Click_Here


For Sherpa bus time tables                                                                     Click_Here

To see what the "Press" have been saying about us 

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For more information please contact Mark & Joan Edwards at:

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

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