'''Betws y Coed'''[http://www.croeso-betws.org.uk/] (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".
Betws y Coed is on the historic A5 [[London]] to [[Holyhead]] trunk road.
Betws y Coed station is on the Conwy Valley[http://www.conwy.gov.uk/cvr/default.htm] branch line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Betws y Coed is served by Bws Gwynedd[http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?doc=12493&Language=1] services S2 (Llanrwst - Betws y Coed -
Pen-y-Pass) and S97 ([[Porthmadog]] - [[Penryndeudraeth]]/[[Beddgelert]] - Betws y Coed)
* '''Swallow Falls'''. 2 miles to the west on the road to Capel Curig. The path to the falls is accessed via a turnstile at a charge of £1.
* '''The Ugly House''' (''Ty Hyll''), Home of the Snowdonia Society[http://www.snowdonia-society.org.uk/]. 01690 720287. On the A5 road to the west of the village. Open 0930-1700. 7 days in summer, Mo-Fr in winter.
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'''[http://www.pyb.co.uk/] - 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 '''[http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/wales/hostels/Betws-Y-Coed/index.aspx ]. 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]].* '''The Vagabond '''[http://www.thevagabond.co.uk/ ]