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Betws y Coed

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Betws y Coed[1] (meaning Chapel in the Woods) is a village in Gwynedd, and is one of the primary tourist resorts in the Snowdonia National Park. The village claims to be Wales' most popular inland tourist resort. The name is often abbreviated to "Betws" or even "BYC".

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By Car

Betws y Coed is on the historic A5 London to Holyhead trunk road.

By Train

Betws y Coed station is on the Conwy Valley[2] branch line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

By Bus

Betws y Coed is served by Bws Gwynedd[3] services S2 (Llanrwst - Betws y Coed - Pen-y-Pass) and S97 (Porthmadog - Penryndeudraeth/Beddgelert - Betws y Coed)

Get around


  • Swallow Falls
  • the Ugly House

Both are on the A5 west of the village.


Betws y Coed's location in the heart of Snowdonia's mountains means that many visitors are here for hillwalking and climbing.

  • Plas y Brenin[4] - the National Mountain Centre. In the village of Capel Curig, about 5 miles away. 01690 720214. Offers courses in Hillwalking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Orienteering, Skiing and more. The centre has a pool, climbing walls, ropes course and a dry ski slope.


There are a number of outdoor clothing and equipment shops and also some shops selling local crafts.





There are many campsites in the area, especially on the road to Capel Curig


  • YHA Betws-y-Coed[5]. 01690 710796. 2 miles west from the village centre, part of a larger hotel and bar complex next to the Swallow Falls. Open 365 days a year. Reception hours 0800 - 2100. 78 beds. Family rooms available.
  • YHA Capel Curig is only 5 miles away in the village of Capel Curig.


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