pengwern near betws-y-coed in the snowdonia national park, north wales

... set near Betws-y-Coed in the splendid Snowdonia National Park.

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Set in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, Betws-y-Coed (meaning ‘The Prayer House in the Trees) is a picturesque village, surrounded by woodlands, lakes and forests in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the rivers Conwy, Llugwy and Lledr meet. Betws-y-Coed is a busy village that whilst retaining its rural charm, offers pubs, restaurants and shopping facilities ranging from souvenirs, art, crafts, speciality foods, walking and climbing equipment.

swallow falls, betws-y-coed in snowdonia
Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed

Attractions Around Pengwern

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The area around Betws-y-Coed appeals especially to walkers, there are numerous walks and forest trails both locally within Gwydyr Forest and further afield to suit all capabilities. This part of Snowdonia also appeals to, climbers, naturalists, photographers, artists and anglers, train enthusiasts and horse riders. Mountain bikes can be hired from the village as we have the great ‘Marin’ mountain bike trail in the forest, and there is also a 9-hole golf course in Betws-y-Coed with an additional six courses within 30 to 40 minutes drive. For thrill seekers, Surf Snowdonia and Zip World are near by.

Throughout the area (as in our house) you will hear the Welsh language spoken, and during the summer, Welsh choirs are at hand to entertain. The area is steeped in history and culture with many of the finest castles and fortresses within easy reach.

Both Pengwern Country House bed and breakfast accommodation, and The Studio self catering accommodation are perfect bases for exploring Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales.

Attractions near Betws-y-Coed include:

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • Bodnant Gardens (National Trust)
  • the famous village of Portmeirion
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Ffestiniog Steam Railway
  • Sygun Copper Mine
  • various Lake Railways
  • Castles at Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris, Dolwyddelan and Penrhyn
  • The Swallow Falls
  • the delightful Fairy Glen
  • Neolithic Burial Chambers
  • Gwydyr Forest
  • Marin and Penmachno mountain bike trails
  • National Trust properties
  • secluded lakes and bridges
  • RSPB Conwy reserve

See map below for more attractions.

walking up snowdon in snowdonia
Walking up Snowdon

fairy glen nr betws-y-coed
Fairy Glen

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Conwy Castle

snowdon mountain steam railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway

lakes of snowdonia, llyn elsi betws-y-coed
Llyn Elsi, Betws-y-Coed

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Contact Information

For more information, or to check availability, please contact Gwawr Mowatt at:

Mail: Pengwern Country House, Allt Dinas, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, UK. LL24 0HF
Phone: +44(0)1690 710480    E-mail: click here to e-mail