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Betws y Coed

The leafy village of Betws y Coed is well known as the destination du jour of Victorian artists. The village has an abundance of hotels and restaurants, and a wide range of footpaths and cycling routes. Betws y Coed is known as an historical stage coach stop on the journey from Holyhead to London. In the national Park information centre,you can enjoy numerous exhibitions and a film of a Flight over Snowdon from the village.

How to get there

By road
Betws y Coed is situated on the A5, between Capel Curig and Bro Garmon. If you travel along the A470 from Llanrwst, or Dolwyddelan, you can turn off the A5 (follow the signs for Betws y Coed). Betws y Coed is set in a central location and is a suitable starting point to visit many of the National Park's attractions.

Nearest train station
Betws y Coed.

Nearest bus stop
Betws y Coed.

Accessibility in Betws y Coed

  • The village stands on a shallow gradient.
  • Many shops, cafes and restaurants are accessible.
  • All three of the village's car parks are accessible.
  • There are many accessible paths in the village and the surrounding area. For more information, please enquire at the Nation Park Authority Information Centre.
  • There are accessible public toilets in the village.
  • The village’s pavements are surfaced with concrete, paving or smooth cobbles.


Car parking
All three of Betws y Coed's car parks have Blue Badge parking spaces.

Access to the Information Centre
Betws y Coed Information Centre is open all year round. For more information regarding the centre's opening times, please call (01690) 710426. Accessible public toilets are located the centre, and they’re open throughout the year. There is a small ramp to the front door with a level platform. There is a button at the side of the door, to open the door automatically. There is also a provision in place for visitors who are hard of hearing. Large print and audio copies of ‘Eryri’, the National Park Authority magazine, are available. Access to the centre’s theatre is on the flat.

Public toilets
There are accessible public toilets in Betws y Coed.

Access to paths
The path to Rhaeadr Ewynnol (Swallow Falls) is wheelchair accessible.

Betws y Coed Community Council owns an accessible path, called ‘Tan Dinas’, which stretches for 900 metres along the river. The path’s surface is made of crushed stone, and is 1.5 metres wide. There are however some steep stretches (of more then 1 in 10).

Other Facilities
Unique shops, National Park Information Centre, several cafes, restaurants and hotels, and an accessible park.

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