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    by uglyscot Written May 17, 2008

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    Among the places that I found attractive was Betwys-y-Coed. It is in the Snowdonia Forest Parkwhere the River Conway meets its three tributaries.
    There is a lovely little chapel, an attractive railway station which also has a Museum with a miniature railway, both built of dark grey stone and pointed with red. .
    Nearby are the Swallow falls, a good 2 mile walk along the river..

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    by halfbeat Written Jun 16, 2006

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    If your in the Betws y coed area and want to see a lovely waterfall... Swallow falls is definitely the place to go. It is a series of waterfalls on the Afon Llugwy river just outside the town. It is best viewed just after heavy rain as there is a greater volume of water in the river then, but it is still a great sight at any time of the year and a lovely place to visit.
    It is most often viewed from the southern bank, just off the road, where you can park in the large layby or even in the hotel car park over the road. You have to pay to get in to see the falls, £1 or 50p for children (only if the kiosk is open though). On the other side of the road, at the hotel car park is a shop where you can buy drinks, ice creams, souvenirs etc.

    Although the view from the southern bank is nice, i personally prefere the walk along the river bank up to Swallow falls on the northern side, and the view is as good, if not better on that side too. The walk starts in Betws y coed and follows the northern river bank all the way up to the falls. You can park easily in Betws in one of the car parks, there is one on the northern side of the river, just by the start of the walk if you can find a space in it. The walk is not hard, and it is a lot quieter than the southern side where everyone usually goes to see the falls... plus you dont have to pay anything to see the falls this side.

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    by SandiM Written Apr 22, 2013

    Although there is an infrequent bus service in Betws y Coed, my mother and I needed reliable transportation to get to a few different scenic spots in an awful hurry (our time was limited). Karen and Sian from Menyn's Taxi were helpful and all that's good about customer service in Wales! The price was decent for what we required, 2 hours personal taxi service for 2 persons with car and driver for 80GBP. We knew what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go beforehand, so that was key in our engagement. This wasn't a guide service; we knew that beforehand we asked to be taken to these spots. It was a good transaction. Just visit their website, tell them what you need, and they will get back to you within 48 hours with a rough estimate. You can hash out the details after that.

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