St Mary's Church
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
If you're the sort that's fascinated by dioramas and model train sets, this tiny museum is for you. In which case the model shop you...
St Michael's Church
The name Betws is thought to be derived from 'bead house', meaning a place of prayer (y coed – in the woods). It's likely that...
This cottage-style eatery's statement of intent is 'modern and traditional Welsh', and the menu features some interesting adaptations of...
Gwydyr Forest information
The 28-sq-mile Gwydyr Forest, planted since the 1920s with oak, beech and larch, encircles Betws-y-Coed and is scattered with the remnants of lead and zinc mine workings. It's ideal for a day's walking, though it gets very muddy in wet weather. Walks Around Betws-y-Coyd (£5), available from the National Park Information Centre, details several circular forest walks.
The northern section of the park is home to the Marin Trail, a challenging 15.5-mile mountain-biking loop, starting immediately southwest of Llanrwst, 3.5 miles north of Betws. For more on mountain biking and horse riding in the southern part of the park, see Penmachno.