Betws-y-Coed has built up an outstanding international reputation as an attractive village in its own right and a perfect centre from which to explore the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and its many attractions - from its lakes and mountains, to narrow gauge railways and other historic reminders of its heritage and colourful past.
The village is surrounded by hills, carpeted by attractive woodlands. The phrase "Y coed" is Welsh for "the wood." Overall it is a village which has everything going for it - an idyllic location and one of the most picturesque centres in the UK. An ideal location for a perfect holiday.
Why not visit some of the local attractions during your stay at Riverside:
Betws-y-coed is one of the main villages in Snowdonia National Park, and provides an ideal base for exploring the 800 square miles of parkland.
One of the most attractive gardens in the UK, Bodnant Gardens are situated within 80 acres on the valley overlooking Snowdonia.
Built by King Edward I in the late 13th Century, Caernarfon Castle was designed to be the most striking castle in Wales.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Llechwedd Slate Caverns cover 2,000 acres of land. Decend into the 'Deep Mine' on Britain's steepest passenger railway. See how slate was mined and then transformed into traditional roofing slate.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Opened in 1896, the Snowdon Maountian Railway has attracted visitors to Snowdon - taking them up to within 200 metres of the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales.
Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. It is an area where people live and work but also where thousands come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities.