Bethesda trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Bethesda

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  North Wales  /  Gwynedd  /  Bangor  /  Bethesda
(4.5/5 based on 2,200+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: adventure, wildlife areas, nightlife
Bethesda is a town on the River Ogwen and the A5 road on the edge of Snowdonia, in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, colloquially called Pesda by the locals.HistoryIt all started when the 'Bethesda Chapel' or was created in the 1800s and that chapel was created where Arafa Don on the Bethesda High street and a lot of buildings and civilization grew around it.The town grew around the slate and stone quarrying industries: the largest of the local quarries is the Penrhyn Quarry. At its peak, it was exporting its purple slate all over the world, and in so doing it gained a reputation for being the world's best. The town was the site of a three-year strike led by the North Wales Quarrymen's Union from 1900. This led to the creation of the nearby village of Tregarth, built by the quarry owners, which housed the families of the workers who did not strike.Most of the town is to the east and north east of the A5 road, with housing packed onto the hillside in irregular rows. This was due to the A5 marking the border between Lord Penrhyn's land, and the freehold land. This can still be seen in the layout of the current high street, where all the public houses are found on one side of the road.
To personalize your trip to Bethesda, create itinerary details specific to you using our United Kingdom (UK) itinerary maker.
Source

Plan your trip to Bethesda

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

See this by visiting one of the destinations below

Why?
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Nature, sightseeing, trails
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, trails
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Bangor

3 days in Bangor BY A USER FROM BRUNEI December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Wales BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bangor BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bangor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bangor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM KENYA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Chester & North Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Bangor BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, kids, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News