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Mount Snowdon


At 1086 metres Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Trekking to the top via the many routes (8 in total) is a very popular activity for walkers, trekkers and outdoor activity lovers. the climb is  often rewarded with spectacular views - recently voted " Britain's best view" by a national newspaper. The various routes and their characteristics - as well as the other great mountain walks in Snowdonia - are best described on The "mudandroutes" website. The closest access point to the Courthouse is Pen-y-pass 25 minutes drive.

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Mount Snowdon

Snowdon Mountain Railway


Take the famous cog railway from Llanberis ( 35 minutes from The Courthouse by road) to the 1086 metre summit of the highest mountain in  England & Wales. Book your tickets in advance on the website

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Snowdon Mountain Railway

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 (25 minutes from The Courthouse) Titan  (a 3-line zip) in Blaenau Ffestiniog (20 minutes from The Courthouse) and 17 underground  zip lines in The amazing "Caverns" - also at Blaenau Ffestiniog and an adventure like no other!

Zip World Fforest- 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 or 5 minutes drive.

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Zip World

Bed and Breakfast 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 wealth of amazing natural and man-made 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 surrounded 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 famous Swallow Falls just  2 miles away.

Castles and stately homes abound - all within 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 Italian - style 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. Snowdonia is the home base of ZIP World with it's 4 sites for over and underground adventues including the longest and fastest zip lines in the world.

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 coastlines and lovely sandy beaches of the Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey.

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Bed and Breakfast in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park,North Wales

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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Bodnant Gardens

Llechwedd slate caverns & deep mine


Travel 500 feet below ground to experience the awesome scale and scope of the slate mines. 

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Llechwedd slate caverns & deep mine

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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Go Below

Penrhyn Castle


Magnificent neo-Norman castle and grounds. Penrhyn is one of the most admired of the numerous mock castles built in the United Kingdom in the 19th century. The castle is a picturesque composition that stretches over 600 feet from a tall donjon containing family rooms, through the main block built around the earlier house, to the service wing and the stables housing a locomative museum. The castle is built in a sombre style which allows it to possess something of the medieval fortress ambiance. The extensive gardens are not to be missed.

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Penrhyn Castle

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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Surf Snowdonia

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. 

Ffestiniog Railway

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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Welsh Highland Railway

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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Caernarfon Castle

Walk Snowdonia


Walk Snowdonia are the Snowdon experts! You will have fun, you won't get lost and you will have an amazing time on one of our Guided Walks. We climb the highest mountain in Wales every weekend and we offer guided walks up all of the Snowdon paths. In addition, we offer regular guided walks up other mountains in the National Park. We also offer bespoke Private Guided Walks and Navigation Courses. We have small group sizes and an excellent safety record.

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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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Portmerion

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Our Facilities


  • Luxury
  • Netflix
  • Freeview
  • Daily House Keeping
  • Linen And Towels Provided
  • Mountain View
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Parking On-site
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan Options Available
  • Golfcourse (within 2 Miles)
  • Country Retreat
  • Family Room Available
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Mountain View Rooms

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