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Swallow Falls

Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Antiquated unmanned turnstile entrance

This is an understated site which we missed the first time we drove past because we were looking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
In and out in 5 minutes

Paid £1.50 each to visit the falls and managed to stand on all three viewing platforms in less than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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These falls add to Betws-y-Coed's already great rustic beauty.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an understated site which we missed the first time we drove past because we were looking for something more substantial. Anyway we parked in the layby and walked down to find a turnstile entrance which requires payment by coins and gives no change....More

Thank PaulU561
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid £1.50 each to visit the falls and managed to stand on all three viewing platforms in less than 5 minutes. A nice view but certainly not worth the journey to get too. Maybe good to break up a journey on the road but only...More

Thank lauralovesulots
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hiked round to Swallow Falls to get a closer look and some photos but was completely surprised by the £1.50 per person entry. As we was hiking and no expecting to buy stuff we hadn't taken money to pay for it so missed out...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there this month (Feb) after plentiful rain and the fall was thundering down, much more so than the photo on here! Spectacular waterfall and worth the £1.50 entrance fee. Be careful on the lower steps when they are wet. Not necessarily easy for those...More

Thank shelaghuk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its perfect for a stop off while on that route, we visited just after a lot of rain so the waterfall was impressive. Correct change needed and even though the rain had been steps didn't feel slippy

Thank BecaParry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited swallow, Conwy and fairy glen falls in one afternoon and all within 5 minutes drive from each other. I started off at the swallow falls. Limited Roadside parking is available next to entrance and a large car park is available directly across at...More

1  Thank gazken1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good points - Incredible view point - Easily accessible from the road - Free roadside parking Bad points - Small charge to access the view point (£1.50pp)

Thank Adam I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful waterfall but a little disappointing. Coin operated entrance, costs £1.50 per person. Which is not a lot, but make sure you have change to pay indivually through turnstile. Fair few steps up and down to various viewing platforms. So not such a good...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a waterfall. If you like that sort of thing, you’ll like it. If you don’t, go somewhere else - you’ll probably like that more.

Thank MikeXRichards
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a nice circular woodland walk from our accommodation that passed over the road further up the road from Swallow Falls. This meant we saw them from the other side of it where you don't have to pay (though the view is more distant)....More

1  Thank MPlant
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30 December 2017|
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Response from Lin4d | Reviewed this property |
We don't have a dog so am not certain, although we did se people with dogs on our walk. However, if dogs are permitted it would be dangerous to let them off the lead as they could fall into the fast flowing river
Hannah T
6 November 2017|
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Response from CathyHolloway | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it’s ever manned.
23 May 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
£1.50 which you can pay via turnstile (right money only no change given) but manned entry at busier times.