Welsh holiday-makers wishing to get to the very heart of Snowdonia need to travel to Betws-y-Coed. This small village lies in a sweeping valley in Snowdonia Forest Park and offers lush, green fields and forests, flowing rivers, gushing waterfalls and traditional Welsh cottages hidden away from the world.
Such is the rare beauty of the area, Betws-y-Coed is the most popular inland resort in all of North Wales and people come from far and wide to see the unique, cascading Swallow Falls and the ancient bridges over the River Conwy.
Like all of North Wales, Betws-y-Coed is steeped in history and St Michael's church in the village dates back to the 14th Century. Other rich historic artefacts in Betws-y-Coed include the Pont-y-Pair bridge, built in 1468 and the more recent Waterloo Bridge, built in 1815.
Bars, cafes and outdoor pursuits shops can all be found in the village, along with restaurants serving delicious local fayre, such as Welsh rarebit and Glamorgan sausages.
Cottages in Betwys-y-Coed are available all year round and provide an ideal springboard for walkers looking to explore the hills and mountains of Snowdonia and the surrounding forests, fields and lakes.