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B&B in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park,North Wales

Set in a peaceful location in the lovely village of Betws y coed in the Snowdonia National Park, The Courthouse  is a perfect location from which to explore the  amazing and numerous attractions of this spectacular area.

Foremoast among these are of course the mountains of Snowdonia with the highest mountain in England & Wales - Mount Snowdon - just 15 minuted drive away. There are many other majestic peaks to explore including Treyfan, Glyder Fach,  The Devil's Kitchen,  Moel Siabod, and the whole Carneddau range.

The Courthouse and the village of Betws y coed are surropunded by the Gwydyr Forest - a walker's paradise with a network of trails through the hills and woods, around the lakes and along the river valleys easily accessible without having to drive anywhere. There are spectacular waterfalls to see  including the famouse Swallow Falls just  2 miles away.

Castles and stately homes abound - all within about 1/2 hour's drive. There are National Trust properties at Bodnant Garden, Plas Newydd and Penrhyn Castle, and many historic sites including the magnificent 12th century castles at Conwy, Caernarfon. Harlech and Beaumaris as well as  the historic walled town of Conwy itself

The area is well known for its steam railways, with the Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway, and Welsh Highland Railway all within easy reach. A popular local attraction is the Italianate village of Portmeirion.

As the adventure sports capital of Britain, Snowdonia  boasts an eviable range of  opportunities from the famous Marin mountain bike trail to the newest of all -  Surf Snowdonia - the first artificial surf lagoon in the country. The longest Zip Wire in Europe is also close by.

For guests who like to relax, The Courthouse is an excellent base for exploring the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park and the rest of North Wales. Enjoy the beautiful lakes and mountains of Snowdonia, or the coastline and beaches of the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey.

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Bodnant Gardens

Beautiful and Extensive world - famous Gardens 

A must-vist lattraction  for anyone who appreciates the  glories of nature.  At any time of year Bodnant will astound you with it's  variety , colours ant tranquility.  In addition to it's semi- formal planting,  woodland walkways meander through it's valley criss - crossing it's lovely stream  out towards  the lake and back

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Llechwedd

Llechwedd - Slate Caverns.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

Take the famous cog railway from Llanberis ( 35 minutes from The Courthouse by road) to the 1080 metre summit of the highest mountain in  England & Wales

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Zip World

Zip World Velocity is the fastest zip wire in the world and the longest in Europe.

" The closest thing to flying" Fly over a massive quarry for a mile at speeds up to 100mph.

There are actually  zip lines in 3 locations - Velocity is in Bethesda ( 20 minutes from The Courthouse) Titan  ( a 3-line zip) in Blaenau Ffestiniog ( 15 minutes from The Courthouse) and even an underground  zip line at Bounce Below - also at Blaenau Ffestiniog. 

Zip World Forest- a family oriented adventure playground in the tree tops  with it's new " Forest Coaster" ride is just across the valley from The Courthouse about  20 minutes walk.

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Conwy Castle

Imposing 12th Century castle 

built in the 13th Century by King Edward 1 to  repress the rebellious Wesh, Conwy Castle proudly gusrds the crossing of the Conwy estuary

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Caernarfon Castle

Iconic 12th Century medaeval castle

dominating the town of Caernarfon. Built by King Edward 1  in 1283 this is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


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Go Below

Auhentic Underground Adventure

Explore the abandoned mines of Snowdonia via an action packed journey through a series of exciting challenges including zip lines, lakes, rock face scrambles,traverses and waterfalls

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Penrhyn Castle

Magnificent neo-Norman castle and grounds

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Surf Snowdonia

The world's first inland surfing lagoon

A world - first, set among bthe forests and mountains of Snowdonia.  catering for beginners  wanting to learn how to ride, through to experts practising free surfing and  a "crash & splash"  fun pool there is someting for every  surfer and wannabe

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Ffestiniog Railway

A magical combination of spectacular landscape and historic steam railway.

Probably the most famous heritage steam railway in Britain,  it travels from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog and back.  A 75 minute journey on an historic steam train from 150 years ago. 


Welsh Highland Railway

Take a coast -to-coast trip on this famous and historic steam railway - the longest heritage railway in the UK.  It runs from the historic walled town of Caernarfon through the dramaticmountains of  Snowdonia to Porthmadoc  where it  links up with the Ffestiniog  railway

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Snowdon mountain railway

Travel to the top of the highest mountain in England & Wales - by Train! Seats must be reserved at least a day in advance through the website. or telephone 01286 870223 

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Portmerion

Unique Italian - style village on the coast of  Snowdonia

Spend a day exploring this totally unique  village and it's  beaches, forest trails , shops and cafes.  Close to the port town of Porthmadoc it is a 40 minute drive from The Courthouse.

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