Betws-Y-Coed- Postcard Village

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View from Miner's Bridge

View from Miner’s Bridge

Last weekend was an anniversary weekend,Β our 3rd wedding anniversary. So it definitely called for a weekend celebration. As we all know winter is upon us, me & ash wanted to enjoy one more trip to mountains for some hill walks, waterfall walks, village walks, lake walks. Believe me North Wales is paradise for it.

For few of next posts, I will be writing about each day visit to different villages πŸ™‚

1st day in Betws-Y-Coed (Gosh I still do not know Welsh pronunciation), it’s meaning in english is “Prayer House in the Woods”. This exquisite picture card village is as beautiful as it name’s describes it. This village lies in the magnetic Snowdon National Park, a gateway to heaven for outdoor sports lover.

This village is part of Gydwr Forest which offers a number of walks for all the abilities. The very famous Swallow Falls is in bet-y-coed, which is a popular attraction for movie makers, picnics etc. As it attracts a lot of tourists, you will see a lot of local shops offering local wooden craft cravings, local beers, local handmade chocolates (yums) and beautiful cottages.

I lived in the outskirts of bet-y-coed, in a cabin in the woods at Llanwrst. It was a re-treat for us.

While in betws-y-coed, you have to just stand at the Miner’s bridge and admire the river flow, greenery around and simple village people living their livelihood, people walking around. Believe me even if there are people around you, it just offers a peace to you or may be I was in my tranquil moments πŸ™‚ Also do visit St.Michael Church, from where the word “Prayers in the woods” originated.

Sharing some pictures of the day, hope you will love it as much as I did.

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Cabin- We stayed In

 

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21 thoughts on “Betws-Y-Coed- Postcard Village

  1. Excellent shots of autumn. Picture perfect postcard pictures indeed. Love the different colours of autumn you captured there. Stunning and vivid, well done πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much Mabel. It was great, it was cold very cold..But when you have such a view in front of your eyes, you can forget that painful winds for a while πŸ™‚ I am going back in Dec to enjoy the snow in snowdon πŸ™‚

      xx

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  2. Congratulations for your 3 years ! πŸ™‚ I would love to visit Snowdon National Park, I’m looking forward your next posts, to learn more about the little village.

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    • Thank you so much Gin. Do visit it, it is a beuatiful world out there, I am going back again for my Christmas holidays, still did not have enough of the place.
      I will be writing more about other villages I visit, I hope you will like them as much as I did.

      Much Love ❀
      Aanchal

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      • Can’t wait ! oh during xmas it must be delightful as well, I hope the climatic conditions won’t be to harsh for you though πŸ™‚

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      • I hope the same for climate too. It was quite cold in this visit itself, I cant expect a lot in winters. But I would love to see snowfall around Xmas. xmas looks incomplete without snow πŸ™‚

        xx

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  3. Hi Aanchal! Your photos of the river and bridge are absolutely beautiful. It’s a lovely village. I love going in summer and having a picnic by the river, you can clamber over the boulders in the water too. Just a note on the name, it’s written ‘Betws y Coed’. Keep up the awesome blogging!

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Yes indeed what you described is so beautiful and summer makes it even more free and luscious.
      Aaah I spelled it wrong, thank you so much for correcting me, I will edit the name right away.
      How is your hindi getting along? Achhe se seekh rahe ho πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Aanchal

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