When staying at Maes-y-Garth, Betws-y-Coed you are centrally located to explore the whole of Snowdonia and North Wales.

All the main attractions are within an hour�s drive and no matter what the weather you are never short of something to do.

You will find below a small selection of attractions and activities but there are many more.


Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, and has been described as "probably the busiest mountain in Britain". It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.

Portmeirion Village and Gardens

Portmeirion is a fairy tale Italianate village on the coast of Snowdonia. Open daily all year.

Telephone: 01766 772311

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

A magical combination of spectacular landscape and historical railway.

Telephone: 01766 516024

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is part of a living, working slate mine still being worked to this day. Travel deep underground.

Telephone: 01766 830 306

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, covering some 80 acres and situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Telephone: 01492 650460

Conwy Castle

This castle and town walls are amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. No wonder they are a World Heritage site.

Telephone: 01492 592358

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views.

Telephone: 0844 493 8120

Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of its age, it's still the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads.

Telephone: 01492 879306

Plas Newydd - National Trust

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. The 1930s restyled interior is famous for its Rex Whistler association and contains his exquisite romantic mural and the largest exhibition of his works.

Telephone: 01248 714673

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breath taking scenery, its beautiful gardens are home to this caring conservation zoo.

Telephone: 01492 532938

Beics Betws Mountain Bike Hire

Beics Betws has been operating as a bike hire facility in Betws y Coed for 22 years.

Telephone: 01690 710766

Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a proper mountain bike trail in every sense of the term. Big climbs, big descents, brilliant single track and truly awesome scenery make this a trail to remember.

Tree Top Adventure

Rope bridges, zip lines, balancing beams, parachute simulators, giant swings and more.

Telephone: 01690 710914

Zip World

Zip World has the longest zip wire in Europe. The nearest thing to flying.

Telephone: 01248 601444

Go Below Underground Adventures

Climbing underground in Rhiwbach caving mine exploring adventure in snowdonia

Go Below offers underground adventures in the abandoned mines of Snowdonia. Try your hand at zip-lining over water or climbing up a vertical shaft, boat across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in Snowdonia.

Telephone: 01690 710108

Betws-y-Coed Golf Club

Betws-y-Coed Golf Club is located at the edge of the popular tourist village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park.

Telephone: 01690 710556

Conwy Golf Club

The 1st Hole - Conwy Golf Club

The must play golf course on the North Wales coast playable all year round and the only Open Qualifying venue in Wales.

Telephone: 01492 592423