Below a dark hillside,
"Betwys or Bettws y coed"
This is a very popular resort and has been since Victorian times. Each time I have been there, it has been bustling with life. Tourists flock to this small town in a valley with high hills around, and a river flowing nearby. The buildings are stone buit and very attractive to look at. The railway station has become a feature and has a railway museum, craft shops abound.
I particularly like the small stone church.
Along what was the station building are so many craft shops with so called Celtic goods, and all the familiar tourist tat. There are outdoor cafes, icecream shops- all the tourist traps we know so well.
One of the main attractions is the walk to the Swallow Falls , or to the Fairy Glen.
The falls can be reached by car , further along the road where the Swallow Falls Hotel is situated. But when we went to look, we realised we would have to pay to park the car and to climb down the steep path to reach the falls. I was able to catch a glimpse through the trees, but there was no way I could have climbed down and up again with my newly healed leg.
I had taken a picture of the river from the bridge at Betwys y Coed earlier.