Betws Garmon

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Betws Garmon featuring a house and street scenes

Surrounded by wild countryside, this tiny hamlet sits in the purple shadows of the Snowdonia mountain range.

Admire the beautiful old stone buildings of Betws Garmon and explore the rugged natural surroundings. Hike across the pastures and through the woods, scale hills and mountains and gaze across lakes and at waterfalls.

Enjoy the walks in the area. Stroll along country lanes and past fields of wildflowers. Follow the Janus Path through the woodlands to Llyn Cwellyn. The path is across a wooden boardwalk, making it wheelchair accessible. The picnic area and toilet facilities are also designed to accommodate disabled use.

Head to Llyn Cwellyn for a calming stroll around the lake’s shore or bring a fishing rod and try to catch your own supper. Catch wild brown trout here. Llyn Cwellyn is one of the few lakes in Wales to stock arctic char. Take a boat or even swim here, but make sure you’re prepared for sometimes gusty winds.

Head to the mountains and enjoy more challenging walks. Try Mynydd Mawr to get started. It’s one of the easier mountain paths and can be climbed safely in most conditions. Get to the top and you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Nantlle Ridge and Mount Snowdon.

Climb Mount Snowdon to really challenge your physical abilities. Bring your mountaineering equipment and scale one of six ways to the peak. If you’d like to see the views without the difficulty of the climb take the train. Stop at the visitor center for a light lunch and view the mountaineering exhibits. Be aware that the train to the summit only runs in the summer.

Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Tan y Graig, 4, Caernarfon, WLS
This family-friendly Caernarfon cottage is located by the sea, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aberglaslyn Pass and Llyn Dinas. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Lovely cottage in a stunning setting
"The cottage was perfect for our needs. Super walks right on the door step. Hopefully we will return in the future"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

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Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel
YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel
3 out of 5
Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfon, Wales
Situated on a lake, this hostel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path and within 6 miles (10 km) of Snowdonia National Park and Aberglaslyn Pass. Caernarfon ...
4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
Perfect Base for a Snowdon weekend
"Great location, great breakfast, packed lunches for walkers, a bit short on parking but there's a national park car park about 100m away"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

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YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel
Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
5 Tan Y Graig, Caernarfon, WLS
This family-friendly Caernarfon cottage is located by the sea, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aberglaslyn Pass and Llyn Dinas. ...
5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great stay
"The cottage had everything you could need, with stunning views from the garden. Pub close for good food and a beer."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

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Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Tan y Graig, 4, Caernarfon, WLS
This family-friendly Caernarfon cottage is located by the sea, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aberglaslyn Pass and Llyn Dinas. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Lovely cottage in a stunning setting
"The cottage was perfect for our needs. Super walks right on the door step. Hopefully we will return in the future"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

Tan Y Graig, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
5 Tan Y Graig, Caernarfon, WLS
This family-friendly Caernarfon cottage is located by the sea, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aberglaslyn Pass and Llyn Dinas. ...
5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great stay
"The cottage had everything you could need, with stunning views from the garden. Pub close for good food and a beer."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

Cefnan, Rhyd-Ddu, Snowdonia
Vacation home Snowdon Station in Llanberis - 2 persons, 1 bedrooms
Vacation home Snowdon Station in Llanberis - 2 persons, 1 bedrooms
Address Provided by Property Manager, Caernarfon, WLS
Situated in Caernarfon, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Rhyd Ddu Path and within 6 miles (10 km) of Aberglaslyn Pass and Gelert's Grave. Snowdonia ...
Vacation home Snowdon Station in Llanberis - 2 persons, 1 bedrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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