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Betws-y-coed - Gateway to Snowdonia

The name Betws-y-coed means oratory in the woods, and the village is surrounded by forest. Betws-y-coed is the perfect base for a visit to Snowdonia, where you can take a stroll under the trees, or alongside the flowing waters of the Llugwy and Conwy rivers which converge in the village.

Being surrounded by such natural beauty and ideally located for exploring the nearby mountains and lakes, one can understand why artist David Cox chose the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-coed as a base to work from in 1844. In the following years the village developed into Britain’s first artists’ colony, and today the area can still boast about its thriving community of practising artists and craft workers.

Betws-y-coed has much to offer for a short break at any time of year from relaxing country walks to mouth-watering cafés and restaurants alongside a selection of independent shops and galleries for that individual shopping experience you won’t find on most high streets these days. Betws-y-coed Tourist Information Centre has everything you need if you’re planning a visit:

Visit the Tourist Information Centre website or call them on (01690) 710426


Information about attractions within reach of the gallery

Betws-y-coed Map

Printable map showing attractions and amenities in the village

The Artists’ Colony

Brief notes about the Betws-y-coed Artists’ Colony, 1844-1914

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