Bryn Afon Guest House

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Betws-y-Coed Riverside B&B in Betws-y-Coed Snowdonia - Highly Recommended Bryn Afon Guest House

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Things To Do

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.

Sightseeing Tours

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.

Celticos Sightseeing Tours.


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Outdoor Adventure

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:

Seren Ventures

Freedom Outdoors

Heart of the Wilderness

Outdoor Adventure Wales

Go Below

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Mountain biking

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 Penmachno
The Penmachno Trail

At Blaenaeu Ffestiniog
Blaenaeu Ffestiniog Video

Coed y Brenin
Coed y Brenin  

For local bike maintenance and hire
Bike Wales

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Castles and Homes

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;

Gwydir Castle

Ty Mawr
Ty Mawr

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Steam Trains & Snowdon Mountain Railway

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 months
Snowdon Railway

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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

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Woollen Mills

Beautiful fabrics are produced locally at Trefriw;
Trefriw Woollen Mills 

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Museums and mines

Sygun Copper Mine

National Welsh Slate Museum

Llechwedd slate mines

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North Wales Adventure Maps

The Greatest Adventures in North Wales

Heart of Adventure North Wales

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