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Swallow Falls

Swallow Falls is situated in Swansea in North Wales. It is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales, made up of a multiple waterfall system on the River Llugwy, within the gorgeous Gwydir Forest.

The River Llugwy rises among the peaks of Carnedd Llewellyn, which is the dominant peak of the Carneddau Mountain Range, only slightly lower than the summit of Mount Snowdon. The river runs eastward towards Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed before it reaches the impressive Swallow Falls.

The waterfall can be reached easily by foot from the car park on the A5. There are ample viewpoints situated along the south bank of the Llugwy and safety rails for those travelling with children. It is an extremely popular point of interest for tourists and is one of the most frequently visited spots in the area.

For a more dramatic experience, approach the falls by foot along the northern bank. This path is spectacular and dramatic, offering unparalleled views of the cascading water, which slices ferociously through the luscious forest.

The Gwydir Forest also offers fantastic walking opportunities close to Swallow Falls. There are many lakes, mountains and rivers to explore, perfect for a day-trip hike up to the falls. Despite being a forest, much of the space is open and offers excellent views over the valleys of the rivers Llugwy, Lledr and Machno.

Impressive and hauntingly beautiful, Swallow Falls is a fantastic place for all ages to visit.


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Swallow Falls Complex £50
Swallow Falls Complex

Swallow Falls Complex

Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Swallow Falls and within 3 miles (5 km) of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Moel Siabod and Gwydir Uchaf Chapel are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Fairy Falls Hotel £45
    Fairy Falls Hotel

    Fairy Falls Hotel

    Fairy falls hotel, Conway road, Trefriw, Wales
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a national park, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Conwy Valley Maze, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Swallow Falls. National Trust's Bodnant Garden and Conwy Castle are also within 12 mi (20 km). North Llanrwst Station is 23 minutes by foot.

      Glan Aber Hotel £35
      Glan Aber Hotel

      Glan Aber Hotel

      Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Betws-Y-Coed Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        Oakfield House B&B £89
        Oakfield House B&B

        Oakfield House B&B

        Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Betws-Y-Coed Station is 19 minutes by foot.

          Waterloo Hotel Lodge £90
          Waterloo Hotel Lodge

          Waterloo Hotel Lodge

          Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Betws-Y-Coed Station is 9 minutes by foot.

            Royal Oak Hotel £130
            Royal Oak Hotel

            Royal Oak Hotel

            Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls and Gwydir Uchaf Chapel are also within 3 miles (5 km). Betws-Y-Coed Station is only a 3-minute walk.

              SUMMER HILL GUEST HOUSE £90
              SUMMER HILL GUEST HOUSE

              SUMMER HILL GUEST HOUSE

              COEDCYNHELIER ROAD, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. Betws-Y-Coed Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                Luxury Lodge Park Hendre Rhys Gethin Snowdonia National Park North Wales
                Luxury Lodge Park Hendre Rhys Gethin Snowdonia National Park North Wales

                Luxury Lodge Park Hendre Rhys Gethin Snowdonia National Park North Wales

                Hendre Rhys Gethin, 31, Betws-Y-Coed, Wales
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club. Swallow Falls is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away. Betws-Y-Coed Station is 15 minutes by foot.