Darllenwch yn Gymreig
Surrounding Towns and Villages…
Trefriw has a long established Woollen Mill which produces a beautiful range of distinctive Welsh tapestries and tweeds. The mill used to be powered by the Fairy Falls behind it where some scenic walks commence up to Llyn Crafnant; ideal for fishing and further on to Llyn Geirionydd; popular for watersports. Get the most out of the village’s idyllic surroundings by following the Trefriw Trails.
Llanrwst is a historic market town documented as early as 954AD and famous for its pretty pack horse bridge believed to be designed by Inigo Jones in 1636, and the 6th Century St Grwst’s Church. Adjacent to the church is the stone build Gwydir Chapel which houses the sarcophagus of Llewelyn the Great. There are also independent shops and eateries to visit plus scenic riverside walks along the River Conwy.
Dolwyddelan is a peaceful village which sits in the Lledr Valley at the edge of the Gwydyr Forest. It’s the birthplace of Prince Llewelyn the Great, the builder of Dolwyddelan Castle which stands on its rocky ridge high above the village. Dolwyddelan straddles the banks of the Afon Lledr, with the stone bridge of Pentre-Bont. Enjoy lovely walks in the foothills of Moel Siabod or the dramatic drive over the Crimea Pass to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Penmachno lies in the Machno Valley headed by the spectacular Conwy Falls. It’s home to the popular Penmachno Mountain Bike Trails and is famous for the National Trust’s “Ty Mawr”. This old farmhouse gives a glimpse into 16th & 17th Century rural Welsh life and was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan who firsttranslated the Bible into Welsh.
Capel Curig is wild and beautiful, and located in the foothills of Moel Siabod, Y Glyderau & Y Carneddau. Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, is literally on the doorstep. The pretty Afon Llugwy tumbles through the village to the beautiful waterfall at Pont Cyfyng with its lovely old pack horse bridge. The walks here are stunning and the varied weather means you will never see the same view twice.
Capel Garmon is a small hamlet above Betws-y-Coed and is renowned for the neolithic burial chamber that is located on the outskirts of the village. Located high above the Conwy Valley the village offers marvellous views of the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia National Park. The village is well worth a visit for the delightful views from the winding country lanes.
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Bodnant Gardens at nearby Tal-y-Cafn
Woollen mill at nearby Trefriw