The remoteness provided a hiding place for the last true prince of Wales, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd in 1277 during his final battle with Edward I and it is from here Owain Glyndwr carried on his valiant struggle against the English in the early 15th century.
The Snowdonia National Park stretches from Conwy in the north to Aberdyfi in the south, taking in not only mountain peaks and thirteenth century fortresses but also ancient wooded valleys and rushing rivers. ... read more
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The construction of Betws-y-Coed railway station in 1868, heralding the arrival of the railway line from Llandudno Junction railway station, resulted in a marked population growth. ... read more
.In 1993, the Academy moved to its present home in Crown Lane, Conwy immediately behind Plas Mawr. Under the Leadership of its the president Sir Kyffin Williams, it set about preparing itself for the new millenium. New members were elected, many of them setting out on their artistic lives and in common with the world at large, new media, new techniques and new styles melded comfortably with the work of existing members. ... read more
And while you're outdoors, you can bike on four wheels at Glasfryn Parc, trot on four legs at Tal y Foel Riding Centre, or try Wales' first bouncing pillow at the Greenwood Forest Park. ... read more
The Capel Garmon Burial Chamber is a neolithic burial chamber of the 3rd millennium Capel Garmon Burial ChamberBC. It is located in a farmer's field near Betws y Coed high above the Conwy Valley and there are wonderful views of Snowdonia. It is a major archaeological site and it is well worth a visit if only for the fantastic views of the Snowdonia National Park, indeed I would have to describe it as a "tomb with a view". ... read more
Needless to say, Snowdonia dominates the view from nearly every course in the north west but the area's unrivalled collection of castles also contributes to the spectacular background. There's been a course near Anglesey's Beaumaris Castle for a century and a famous one near the classic turrets of Conwy Castle for even longer. ... read more
Does Betws-y-Coed hold the record as the most incorrectly spelled place name in the world?
All these various ways of spelling Betws-y-Coed have been used by visitors to www.betws-y-coed.co.uk in the last 12 months. Names were only used if 3 or more visitors used it and the visitor looked at more than one page on the website. There are a total of 364 Those below are a small sample to see the full list
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And if horticulture and holidays are a few of your favourite things, youll be pleased to hear weve come up with a unique collection of garden breaks. Which include visits to all our best bits. Well, you wouldnt want to miss anything, would you? ... read more
Fairy Glen One of the principal natural attractions of the village, and where Wuhelmina Stitch, "waits and waits, to see the fairy men.
Located only a short distance from Beaver bridge, a combination of rapids and cascades on the Conwy river are chanelled into a narrow ravine presenting an impressive and dramatic scene. Wooded banks and rock walls clothed with vegetation add to the charm. Fairy Glen is reached by a path from Fairy Glen Hotel beside the A470. ... read more