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Fairy Glen

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic...

This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic beauty.

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Nice little walk down to the water, little bit rocky so be careful when walking down. Charges are ok. 50p per person and £1 for a car. Great for the kids when you get down to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Richie P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We walked to the Fairy Glen from our guest house in Betws-y-Coed as part of a circular walk and I am glad we did, its beautiful especially after rain. Be sure to take a camera.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little walk down to the water, little bit rocky so be careful when walking down. Charges are ok. 50p per person and £1 for a car. Great for the kids when you get down to the picnic area. So quite and tranquil.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Not sure why there are some bad reviews... maybe they don't see what the good reviewers see :) Well worth a visit! Be careful though...its not a brilliant path down to the gorge. Young children especially need to watched / helped. Certainly no good for toddlers, unless in a backpack type carry frame. One of the UK's hidden gems for... More 

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Burton upon Trent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had never visited Fairy Glen before, though had passed it several times whilst visiting Betws-y-Coed.. Earlier reviews will no doubt explain that the car park is situated up a track, just off the main road, and there is a box by the gate leading to the glen that you put £1.00 per car and 50p per person into the slot..... More 

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Thank Rick64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Such a stunning place. Only a short gentle walk, can be done in half an hour, but as the entrance is 50p (plus £1 for parking) so worth it. Take a picnic so you can sit and admire the scenery!

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Thank Jules D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful walk and lovely scenery. The path is easy to follow. A short scenic route to the fairy glen and then a riverside walk back. Not a long walk bit definitely worth a visit

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

the kids loved clambering over the boulders, the magical place is a stunning gorge with torrents of water and a picnic site.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had a really great experience here, taking some time to unwind from the busy traveling and hiking we had been doing. Would have loved to had spent more time taking in the scenery. Very beautiful and peaceful. Would recommend if you are exploring Betwys-Y-Coed. Plus you get to walk past some black sheep!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

this has been in private hands for loads of years now and has had some money well spent at the owners cost, its great that places like this are open to the public and not hidden away and forgotten about. with rules and regulations the way they are these days the owner does it for the love of it. this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Best visited after or during heavy rain and this is my advice for all the water related attractions in Wales, more water means more excitement and dramatic scenery, a lot more noise also! One can easily walk from Betws y Coed or alternatively park up and take a gentle stroll. Take great care on the rocks, they can be very... More 

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