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Within Croeso Betws area
O fewn ardal Croeso Betws
The Ugly House (Ty Hyll) nr Betws-y-CoedBodnant Gardens nr Betws-y-CoedDolwyddelan Castle nr Betws-y-Coed
  • Dolwyddelan Castle (CADW) - dramatic castle dating from 12th century
  • Gwydir Castle - fortified manor house dating from about 1500
  • St.Michael's Old Church, Betws-y-Coed - 14th century church
  • Almshouses, Llanrwst - constructed in 1610, and now a museum of local history
  • St.Grwst's Church, Llanrwst - contains stone coffin of Llewelyn Fawr
  • Llanrhychwyn Church - ancient church with connections with Llewelyn Fawr
  • Capel Garmon burial chamber (CADW) - neolithic chambered tomb
  • Trefriw Woollen Mill - hydro-electrically powered
  • Trefriw Wells Spa - spring first used as spa by the Romans
  • The Ugly House (Ty Hyll), Capel Curig - built in a night!
  • Ty Mawr Wybrnant (NT), nr. Penmachno - birthplace of Bishop William Morgan (translated Bible into Welsh)
  • Ty'n-y-Coed Uchaf (NT), nr Penmachno - preserved traditional Welsh farmhouse
  • Bodnant Gardens (NT), Tal-y-Cafn - spectacular gardens above Conwy Valley
  • Miner's Bridge, Betws-y-Coed - intriguing inclined bridge across river Llugwy
  • Motor Museum, Betws-y-Coed
  • Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Betws-y-Coed
  • Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
  • Forest Walks - Gwydir Forest Park (including waymarked paths)
  • Climbing - Plas-y-Brenin National Mountain Centre, Capel Curig. Also local crags and indoor wall at Llanrwst.
  • Mountain Walking / Climbing
  • Mountain Biking - hire available in Betws-y-Coed, waymarked routes in Gwydir Forest
  • Fishing - Betws-y-Coed and Cerrigydrudion
  • Golf - 9-hole course in at Betws-y-Coed Golf Club
  • Horse Riding - Ty Coch Stables nr. Penmachno
  • Dry Slope Skiing - Plas-y-Brenin, Capel Curig
  • Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool - Llanrwst
  • Water Sports - Plas-y-Brenin, Capel Curig (canoeing, sailing etc)
 
   
Within half an hours drive of Croeso Betws area
O fewn hanner awr hefo car o ardal Croeso Betws
Tram on the Great Orme, LlandudnoSnowdon Mountain RailwayPlas Mawr, Conwy
  • Conwy
    • Castle (CADW) - imposing castle built by English monarch Edward I in the 1280's.
    • Walled town - walls enclose the town and are guarded by 22 towers.
    • Plas Mawr (CADW) - the finest surviving Elizabethan town house in Britain.
    • Britain's Smallest House - the name says it all!
    • RSPB Nature Reserve - bird reserve on the Conwy Estuary
  • Llanberis
    • Snowdon Mountain Railway - rack & pinion railway to Snowdon's summit
    • Electric Mountain - hydro-electric power in Europe's largest man-made cavern.
    • Slate Museum - working museum of the hey-day of the slate industry.
  • Penrhyn Castle (NT) - neo-Norman castle built in 19th century.
  • Beddgelert
    • Grave of Gelert- grave of legendary dog of Llewelyn Fawr.
    • Sygun Copper Mine
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog
    • Llechwedd Slate Caverns - experience the world of the Victorian slate miner.
    • Ffestiniog Railway - travel from the mountains to the sea by narrow gauge railway.
  • Llandudno
    • Seafront - fine Victorian seaside resort with sandy beach.
    • Great Orme - Bronze Age Copper Mines
    • Cable Car - from Llandudno to top of Great Orme.
    • Dry Slope Skiing - ski with a sea view!
    • Victorian Tramway - travel in style to the top of the Great Orme.
  • Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay - animals from Britain and around the world
 
   
Within an hours drive of Croeso Betws area
O fewn awr hefo car o ardal Croeso Betws
Criccieth CastlePortmeirionMenai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey
  • Caernarfon
    • Castle (CADW) - A castle built to impress.
    • Welsh Highland Railway - short line currently being extended to Porthmadog.
  • Portmeirion - Italianate village built bt Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.
  • Criccieth
    • Castle (CADW) - dramatically located on rocky peninsula.
    • Sandy beaches
    • Lloyd George Memorial Museum - boyhood home of David Lloyd George.
    • Ice Cream - home of the best ice-cream in North Wales.
  • Anglesey
    • Beaumaris - elegant resort with fine views towards the mountains.
    • Sea Zoo - come face to face with the local sealife.
    • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
    • Sandy beaches
  • Harlech Castle (CADW) - castle built by Edward I.
  • Llangollen - home of the International Eisteddfod
 
   
Within an hour and a half drive of Croeso Betws area
O fewn awr a hanner hefo car o ardal Croeso Betws
Bardsey Island, Lleyn PeninsulaChirk CastleChester City Centre
  • Chester - walled city
  • Chirk Castle (NT)- 700 year old Marcher Fortress.
  • Lleyn Peninsula - stunning scenery and seascapes
  • Erddig (NT) - stately home with interesting servants quarters.
  • Machynlleth
 
     

NT - Property owned by the National Trust

CADW - Property owned by CADW



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