Welcome to Betws-y-Coed the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia'

And welcome to the official web-site for the Betws-y-Coed Region Tourism Marketing Group formerly the official website of Betws-y-Coed and District Tourism Association. All our members provide accommodation in or around Betws-y-Coed. Our aim is to provide tourist information about our beautiful home of Betws-y-Coed and the surrounding villages within the Snowdonia National Park.

You will find information about what to see, activities, attractions, where to stay, use our tailored search to find accommodation that suites you, where to eat and the answers to many other questions. We hope that you are inspired to visit us in person, where you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome or croeso cynnes Cymraeg!

View our interactive business map which will let you see what can be found in and around Betws-y-Coed.

map of betws-y-coed and snowdonia

View an exciting Video about Betws-y-Coed and Conwy County.

Betws-y-Coed & The Snowdonia National Park

Betws-y-Coed is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. Covering more than 800 square miles, the park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

North Wales is an old country; geologically old, with some of the most ancient rocks in the world; old in its economy, based still on the immemorial pastoral or sheep-rearing way of life; old in culture, with traditions in poetry and music that may date back to the Bronze Age; and old in language, for the Welsh you will hear spoken everywhere in the mountain villages is Europe's oldest living language.

No wonder the deep valleys seem still to hold the echo of the myths, legends and bardic traditions of the past. The relics of the past lie undisturbed still in the hills the Neolithic stone circles, the Bronze Age chambers, the fortifications of the Celtic Iron Age, the Roman fort, and the monuments of the great Welsh princes.

Compared to southern Britain, Snowdonia is truly wild.

Snowdon & the mountains of Snowdonia

The Snowdonia National Park consists largely of blocks of undisturbed mountain and moorland divided from each other by deep valleys along which most of the main roads have been made.

A few beautiful villages such as Betws y Coed and Beddgelert are the only claims that man has placed on this truly magnificant landscape. The highest peak, which is also the highest point in England and Wales, is Snowdon (3,560 feet). There are 13 other peaks that top the 3,000-foot contour.

Snowdonia is ideal country for getting out and about. You can explore on foot, by car, on one of the magnificent mountain trains, or by horseback from one of the several pony-trekking centres. The Forestry Commission provides trails, car parks and picnic sites for visitors, but urges people to observe the Highway Code.

Special thanks to Dave Newbould for the use of so many of his stunning photographs of Betws-y-Coed Snowdonia and North Wales.

Tourist Information

This site offers selected information on what to see and do in Snowdonia as well as accommodation, Hotels,Guesthouses, Country Houses, bed and breakfast b&b, Inns and Cottages that have all been inspected each year by the Wales Tourist Board and have been awarded with a quality star grading.

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All accommodation is located in the Snowdonia National Park and provides a perfect base from which to explore all that Snowdonia and North Wales has to offer to the visitor. Further information on where to eat along with answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Welcome to Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park & North Wales.

If you are tired by life, come to the Snowdonia National Park, you will be breathless just standing still