Swallow Falls

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Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales and features a set of beautiful waterfalls on the River Llugwy located approximately one mile to the east of the village of Betws y Coed on route to Capel Curig and just off the A5.

Visitors can get access to view the falls via a viewing platform for which a small charge applies. The viewing platform is open throughout the year and costs £2 to access.

Off road parking is available and refreshments are available across the road at the Swallow Falls Hotel.

There is a large gift shop next to the hotel.

The best view of Swallow Falls comes from the north bank however which needs to be approached on foot and is a fair walk. If you’re up for the walk it’s well worth it however bear in mind that you’ll have to walk back afterwards!

The Welsh name for Swallow Falls is Rhaeadr Ewynnol.

Swallow Falls has been open to the public since 1913 when the second Lord Ancaster donated to the Betws y Coed parish council.

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