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Fairy Glen

Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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You could imagine the fairies

I enjoyed my short but steep walk to the water, well worth the effort. Although you need to take... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Launceston, Australia
I didn't see a single fairy, but...

...I may have been reincarnated as one had I tried to go any further down the very treacherous... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom
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This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic beauty.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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“honesty box” (51 reviews)
“magical place” (23 reviews)
“the river” (76 reviews)
Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I enjoyed my short but steep walk to the water, well worth the effort. Although you need to take care as the rocks jut out all around. There is a 50p entry fee to help maintain the walk.

Thank Jayne101_12
Reviewed 6 September 2017

...I may have been reincarnated as one had I tried to go any further down the very treacherous slopes to get there. It starts out as a simple path way winding it's way up and down the land. It then evolves into a muddy, slippery,...More

Thank ItchyPigeon
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Came here with a couple of friends to see "magical" place, but when we came here, there was nothing magical, just a nice place by the river, some rocks in the river where you can climb up to take a photo.

Thank Antanas V
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is private land, so the walks are not fenced off. Glen itself maybe not suitable for dogs/ really young children, but river walk is lovely. Found several "fairies" on close review of photos when we got back.. Having read the reviews on here, we...More

Thank Kev & S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this peaceful woodland and riverside walk one evening. Yes we did get 'called back' by the owner even though we gave more than the required 50p to the honesty box! The terrain is not ideal for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

1  Thank Libby C
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We initially had difficulty in finding the place as it is not listed on most top mapping systems, however, about to give up, we eventually found the turning and parked. The car park itself is quite steep and difficult for a fully packed car so...More

Thank EuropaWalk
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lovely place to visit, but make sure you've got your 50p at the ready or a lady will come running out of nowhere to claim it! Great for photos if you are there at the right time on a sunny day too.

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We walked from Betws-y-Coed, approx 5km. We were told by Tourist Info to avoid walking on the main road so used the smaller residential road through the forest to get there, much safer. It was very peaceful, and lovely view. The path is very clearly...More

Thank anabab
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed right next to the Fairy Glen. Beautiful waterfalls and the riverside walk is well worth doing. Wear good walking shoes as the Glen can be muddy and steep in places!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Ok. So if anyone reads the terrible reviews, you will notice one thing, the old man who runs the place blah blah blah. First, you HAVE to pay 50p a person and £1 for a car. Just pay it! Don't have an excuse why, just...More

Thank 734Tony545
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
It's a carrier job the steps can get slippery down to the river
Stephen C
31 March 2017|
Response from teresanorth | Reviewed this property |
He's shy
claire q
18 September 2016|
Response from DR_23112014 | Reviewed this property |
LL24 0SL, as it is rural it is approximate, but pretty close x