Betws-y-coed attractions

Betws-y-coed attractions

Betws y CoedBetws y Coed lies in the northwestern county of Gwynedd in North Wales, an area bordered by the Irish Sea with a beautiful coastline and the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heartland. It is a region of craggy mountains with lakes, rivers and waterfalls, dense forests and miles of golden sandy beaches. It is a large county though sparsely populated and has numerous visitor attractions with Portmeirion village, the film set for The Prisoner, Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Talyllyn Railway.

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Conwy Valley Railway Museum,

AttractionsConwy Valley Railway Museum, Betws-y-coed, Conwy Tel: 01690 710568. See the 1/4 full size 'Britannia', signalling, train layouts, working models. Also train rides, model shop, Buffet Coach Cafe. The Conwy Valley line at 27 miles long offers one of the most beautiful rail experiences in Britain. www.conwyrailwaymuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Betws-y-coed.

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Attractions The Conwy Valley line, part of the National Rail Network, runs alongside one of the great rivers of Wales, the Conwy and continues along the banks of the turbulent river Lledr after its confluence with the Conwy at Betws-y-Coed. The Conwy Valley line at 27 miles long offers one of the most beautiful rail experiences in Britain. www.conwyvalleyrailway.co.uk. The line passes through Betws-y-coed.

The Conwy Valley line

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Attractions Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL25 0HJ. Tel: 01690 760213. A traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse, Ty Mawr Wybrnant was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan (1545-1604), the first translator of the entire Bible into Welsh. The house has been restored to its probable 16th-17th century appearance. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Betws-y-coed.

Ty Mawr Wybrnant

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AttractionsLlechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3NB. Tel: 01766 830 306. Former miners take visitors underground into the slate quarry. The "Miners’ Tramway" is a guided tour along a route which dates back to 1846, through impressive caverns where mining techniques are explained. To reach the "Deep Mine", visitors travel on the steepest funicular railway in Great Britain. There, 10 son et lumière tableaux depict the social life of a slate miner and his family. www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk. About 10 miles south of Betws-y-coed.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Ffestiniog Railway

AttractionsBlaenau Ffestiniog Railway, LL41 3ES. Tel: 01766 516000. Little steam-hauled narrow- gauge trains run a 13 1/2 mile main line in miniature from the coastline at Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Blaenau Ffestiniog offers: Car Park, Toilets, Disabled toilets, Disabled Access, Public Telephones, Souvenir & Gift Shop. Joint station with Network Rail. About 10 miles south of Betws-y-coed.

Ffestiniog Railway Station

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