Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed

Originally known as the Foaming Waterfall, the cascading waterfall system of Swallow Falls offers dramatic views from various vantage points. Take the hiking trail to the top of the falls, which includes many rest areas for taking pictures or picnicking. While the view is more impressive with more rainfall, it can also make for treacherous footing. The falls are accessible by car or on foot from the nearby town of Betws and Coed. Be sure to carry coins for parking and entrance fees as change is not given. There is a small public house in a hotel across the street if you feel like having a warm drink after the hike. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Betws-y-Coed trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Beautiful waterfalls in well kept parkland. Multiple sites for viewing the falls, from top to bottom. Remember to bring a lot of loose change to get through the gates. Bank notes not accepted at the t...  more »
  • Lovely spot only £1.50 to see ,plus free parking ,it's a lovely spot to relax There was plenty of water going through when we were there  more »
  • I would say that if you are in the area it's definitely worth a visit, it's very beautiful, however I wouldn't make a special trip just to see this. It takes 10-15 minutes at most. Oh and good luck ge...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you have a free half hour. Just a small waterfall....turnstiles at the beginning. £1.50 each Oct17. Pub oposite to grab a coffee or snack.
  • Lovely waterfall - personally went down the longer walk (approx 2 hours total) on other side of falls / river from the gated bit (gated bit off road has stairs & entrance fee - dont know how much, so cant comment on value). Turn right just before the ugly teahouse approx a mile down road there is a free car park, enjoy!
  • This place was pretty awesome. The falls are great to view however I would very much like to get a higher look - Above the falls to be precise. On the other hand there are many vantage points and levels that the falls can be seen from which is nice.
  • Nice falls in small lovely village of Snowdonia. The safety platform are good for taking pictures.
  • Beautiful scenery with free parking by the A5, which runs alongside. I wouldn't go out of my way just for the falls, but with a great Pub serving food opposite and trails nearby, it's a lovely place to refuel or relax and enjoy the sound of water.

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