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Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
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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. Plan to see Swallow Falls and other attractions that appeal to you using our Betws-y-Coed tourist route planner.
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  • Read few review before ,many disliking people because of the £1.50 entrance fee ,Clean area ,solid step ,supernatural view , double up the fee we also like to paid . Will visit again on spring or summ...  more »
  • A small fee to get in 50p each I think but worth it. A stunning waterfall right in middle of Betws Y Coed. There are vantage points to take some great photos and benches to sit on if you are not so go...  more »
  • Beautiful peaceful breathtaking waterfall. You pay £1.50 per person via a turnstile. But well worth it. 
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  • Mother nature at her best, just on the outskirts skirts of Betws-y-coed. This beautiful waterfall is worth visiting. I'd recommend starting at the top viewing area before moving to lower platforms. A small fee needs to be paid for entry, but well worth the payment. There are steps to the bottom of the Swallow Falls which could be slippery and inaccessible for people with walking difficulties.
  • A beautiful place to visit. Well worth it
  • Lovely. Costs £1.50 per person and they only accept cash. Cash machine in the pub across the road charges £1.75 for a transaction so have change before going.
  • nuisance having to pay entry, but it's cheap and pays for the access to the viewpoints. very nice place to stop for a quick visit though.
  • Beautiful falls in Snowdonia. A small upkeep fee of £1.50 per person.