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Betws-y-coed is North Wales' most popular inland resort, where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, the Llugwy, the Lledr and the Machno. It is also situated on a beautiful scenic railway journey from Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog, which is well worth taking for the views alone.
As befits a tourist centre there are plenty of shops, restaurants and places to stay. The walker is well catered for here.
In the centre of town, the Pont-y-Pair (the bridge of the cauldron), built in 1468, is buffeted by foaming water after heavy rain (i.e. often!). A number of sign-posted walks in the surrounding countryside start near this bridge. A mile or so away is the Miner's Bridge, on the road to Capel Curig, where the miners crossed the river on a steep ladder to their work
Thomas Telford's iron Waterloo Bridge built in 1815, which carries the A5 across the River Conwy, bears the cast iron inscription "This arch was constructed in the same year the battle of Waterloo was fought".
Directions: On A5 / A470 roads, Snowdonia
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