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There is so much to see and do throughout the whole area, from mountainbiking or rock climbing through to visiting castles or sites beholden to legends.
Below are some ideas, including the more unusual, and all are located close to Betws-y-Coed.
Bryn Afon has teamed up with Celicos Tours to offer you the opportunity to discover and delight in the hidden treasures of North Wales.
Celticos gives a variety of quality tours including castles, scenic landscapes & heritage, and offers you the chance to connect with local people & culture.
When you stay at Bryn Afon for two nights or more, if you make a group booking of up to 8 people, you have the added benefit of being able to tailor-make your own private tour with Celticos. Plus pick up and drop off can take place at Bryn Afon. Group discounts of up to 8 persons with Celticos are available at certain times of the year, such as March and October.
Please contact Bryn Afon or Celicos to find out more about how we can create a tour which is unique for your group.
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You can take the Sherpa Bus from Betws-y-Coed to Snowdonia and the surrounding areas. Parking at Pen-y-Pass is £10 for the day, or £1.50 on the bus per person which gives you the option of walking up and down Snowdon on different paths.
Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetable
Or why not try walking in other areas such as the Gwydyr Forest and the Conwy Valley. There are several stunning lakes which are in walking distance from Bryn Afon, for example; Llyn Geirionydd, Llyn Crafnant, Llyn Parc and Llyn Elsi.
Gwydyr Forest Park
For guided walks and other activities:
Heart of the Wilderness
Outdoor Adventure WalesGo Below
The Marin Trail is a ten-minute bike ride away from Bryn Afon in the nearby Gwydyr Forest.The Marin Trail
There are also mountain bike trails at PenmachnoThe Penmachno Trail
At Blaenaeu FfestiniogBlaenaeu Ffestiniog Video
Coed y BreninCoed y Brenin
For local bike maintenance and hireBike Wales
Wales is famous for its castles and Conwy, Caernafon, Harlech are within easy reach of Bryn Afon. However, other less well-known but equally interesting houses include;
Ty MawrTy Mawr
A trip on the Ffestiniog Railway makes for a lovely day out, as too does a trip on the recently extended Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.Ffestiniog Railway
You may want to book the Snowdon Mountain Railway in advance, particularly in the summer monthsSnowdon Railway
The River Llugwy and the lakes in the Gwydyr Forest are a fisherman's delight. You do need, however a licence:Betws-y-Coed Fishing Club
Beautiful fabrics are produced locally at Trefriw;Trefriw Woollen Mills
Sygun Copper Mine
National Welsh Slate Museum
Llechwedd slate mines
The Greatest Adventures in North Wales
Heart of Adventure North Wales