Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls
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These falls add to Betws-y-Coed's already great rustic beauty.
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  • Lang4d
    Tywyn, United Kingdom193 contributions
    Natural Beauty
    Enjoyed getting up close and enjoying the natural beauty of the falls and scenery. I thought that £2:00 too walk down a load of steps when you with 5 people a bit pricey and it requires very little maintenance. Some of the step’s verified in depth, so if you have Any difficulty with your legs or breathing coming back up them give it a miss.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 13, 2023
  • MomDawn
    St. Albans, United Kingdom335 contributions
    Pretty for a pause in driving around Wales.
    Very pretty. A bit of climb but there are places to stop. Lots of photographic opportunities. It is worth stopping to have a look but minimal parking (some further up the road), and no-where to grab a cup of tea although there is a place opposite that is having some building work to upgrade it (I think).
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 4, 2023
  • Angela D
    Preston, United Kingdom176 contributions
    Lovely falls but have to pay !
    Lovely falls with safety bars surrounding it . Lots of steps . Would not recommend for people with difficulty walking . Beautiful falls but disappointing that you have to pay £2 for adults and £1 for children . Younger tots/babies free . But not really suitable for prams or small children with the amount of steps. I suppose you have to pay for the upkeep? Maybe £1 each would be more suitable ? We visited Aira force last weekend and it was free with better walks.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 8, 2023
  • rebecca c
    56 contributions
    Near Betws-y-coed - free parking in layby, Entrance fee £2 adults £1 up to age 14.
    There's a layby for free parking on the LH side as you head into Betws-y-coed - right opposite the hotel which is currently closed and under building work. Layby will get busy and so there's is another a fair bit further down on the RHS. Entrance is £2 adults £1 up to age 14. You can now pay by card. Not sure what the entrance fee was for but it wasn't excessive. Lovely waterfalls, short walk from the layby. Step steps down to various viewing platforms. V nice little visit. We also visited llanberis waterfalls the same day and they are free and I'd say equally impressive.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Alexandra Louise
    Chester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Swallow Falls Twice in a Week!
    Beautiful place. I went twice in March, once with my dad, his wife and my sister and secondly with my mum and grandparents. With my dads side we did a hike/trail from a carpark near the top of the non-normal side of the falls, the walk was a bit adventurous in places but worth it. The views were so lovely and it was very quiet due to it not being the usual view point. The second time with my grandparents was also wonderful, they are 89 and 92 and there were quite a few steps to get to the bottom of the falls (so Grandad and I stayed at the top) but it was spectacular nonetheless. It is £2 per person to go in but it was beautiful (and stairs you can see which you wouldn't have if it was free!) I'd highly recommend, and if you can, go the day after heavy rain or if you're up for it, during a light rain spatter as it'll be fairly quiet!
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 11, 2023
  • anthonyRL
    Birmingham, United Kingdom266 contributions
    Memories
    I have so many memories of this place. When I was little we would mostly stop off here no matter the weather to look at it. It was quiet just apart from the sound of the water and birds. My friend and stood at the bottom silently for quite a while, people made it down just took a photo them went back up the steep stairway I guess just ticking off a stop for their socials. It is one of the most beautiful places in Wales with a lot of history linked to it. It is a place I can’t help but be drawn to and never get tired of the views.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 4, 2023
  • June A
    Surrey, United Kingdom2,657 contributions
    Lovely waterfall surrounded by greenery and easy to find
    The Falls are easy to find with parking in a layby opposite the now closed Swallow Falls Hotel. Entrance is via the turnstile and costs £2. This might seem a lot to some but it goes of course towards the upkeep of the land which is not free! The falls are accessed via a winding path which is not too bad - around 100 steps perhaps with a handrail. The falls are of course spectacular with white spray surrounded by greenery.
    Visited July 2022
    Written June 30, 2023
  • HKS
    12 contributions
    Naturally stunning
    Simply beautiful, a must see if in the area. We walked from Betwys E Coed but small parking area nearby. In awe of the natural beauty and could have sat and watched all day
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Clare M
    8 contributions
    Waterfalls
    Beautiful falls not too bad for wheelchair access to first part of the waterfall sighting area. Great price friendly and helpful guy on the payment area. Great place for all who enjoy the beauty of Wales and the waterfalls and sights to see.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Katie D
    56 contributions
    The falls themselves are lovely but not well designed as an 'attraction'
    The falls are lovely to look at but lots of steps down. £2 entrance fee for a 30 minute tops visit. No toilets/ cafe and car parking limited to laybay which can be very hard to get a spot in.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 25, 2023
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penduss
Halifax, UK118 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Been here a few times maybe 4 years on an off but nothing changes. Went 2 years ago November time freezing cold we complained to no avail they knocked £10 off. Years on still no heating on (penny pinching). Food in pub just ok, no more. Mattresses need replacing well ours did. After being closed for heaven knows how long we expected it to at least to be repainted but no. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad place to go but I’m afraid at these prices expected more. Sad to say but went to premier inn 4 weeks ago £30 cheaper and lots more comfortable and all you can eat breakfast. Can’t compare. Sorry but you’ve lost a fairly loyal costumer
Written July 7, 2021
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Sheena W
London, UK41 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Great we could walk from our hotel. The waterfalls were lovely.

Be aware you have to pay £2 entry per person for everyone on a contactless bank card. We didn't stay for long as the area isn't that big but the waterfalls were great to look at
Written September 18, 2020
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Alexandra Louise
Chester, UK3 contributions
Mar 2023
Beautiful place. I went twice in March, once with my dad, his wife and my sister and secondly with my mum and grandparents. With my dads side we did a hike/trail from a carpark near the top of the non-normal side of the falls, the walk was a bit adventurous in places but worth it. The views were so lovely and it was very quiet due to it not being the usual view point.
The second time with my grandparents was also wonderful, they are 89 and 92 and there were quite a few steps to get to the bottom of the falls (so Grandad and I stayed at the top) but it was spectacular nonetheless. It is £2 per person to go in but it was beautiful (and stairs you can see which you wouldn't have if it was free!)

I'd highly recommend, and if you can, go the day after heavy rain or if you're up for it, during a light rain spatter as it'll be fairly quiet!
Written April 11, 2023
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Gidz59
Yeovil, UK48 contributions
Sep 2020
Falls are very near Betty’s-y- Coed village and worth a quick visit if in the area. There are quite a few steps down to the bottom. We went about 5 pm mid Sept and wasn’t too busy so could maintain social distancing but this attraction is not ‘manned’ so is down to people to do so themselves. Entrance is via a turn stile type entrance £2 per person contactless payment.
Written September 24, 2020
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,663 contributions
Oct 2020
It seemed silly not calling in here as it was on our journey back to the midlands from Snowdon, we pulled in on the layby by the road and paid the £2 per person fee(this was a surprise but its a small amount).

The weather recently had been tipping it down so the waterfall was in full effect and having shown the photos to someone who had been before was a lot more impressive than when they went.

It's certainly not worth a journey just to see this and with Ceunant Mawr Waterfall right by Snowdons Llanberis path, that is certainly the better option, but if you are passing its well worth the 30minute stop.
Written November 10, 2020
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Vince H
Wisbech, UK467 contributions
Sep 2022
After an exhilarating walk through a beautiful forest, we arrived at the waterfall itself. Not only was it beautiful to view, but the relaxing sound of the flowing water and the ambience of the surroundings added to the experience. Although we visited at a less than busy time, it was slightly annoying to have a couple in front of us who thought it was their sole right to take numerous photos of themselves in front of the waterfall without any consideration for other visitors who also wanted to take pictures! One thing we would recommend is that if you are thinking of walking back to the town centre, it's probably advisable to follow the road until you reach the gate that leads to the miners bridge rather than take the short cut through the forest going back as some of the footpath was quite hazardous and could easily have caused sprained ankles or worse. Also, if you are going by car and put the postcode into your satnav, it just falls short of the actual waterfall itself and the parking area at the Swallow Falls Hotel. The car park for the aforementioned hotel was actually closed but there is parking in a roadside lay-by adjacent to the entrance of the falls. The £2 entry fee was well worth it. Cash payments only - there was no card payment facility.
Written September 24, 2022
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Paul J
Bishops Stortford, UK322 contributions
Aug 2021
…ruined by a pointless entry system and people having to queue about the site for the perfect photograph.

It’s not somewhere you can come and really enjoy the beauty of the place as there’s pressure from others for you to move on quickly.

I don’t think I’d bother going again if I was in the area.
Written August 2, 2021
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James L
Birmingham, UK42 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We poped in sadly it was raining but think it added to the beauty.

Entry is £2 there is parking on a layby just outside so free parking or a pub directly opposite charging £2 but refundable if you use the pub.

They take card or cash and open 24/7 as its just like a turnstile.

The turnstiles are fairly tight so wouldn't want to have motability issues or pregnant as it is tight getting in.

Wales has loads of beautiful places and this is one you can not miss if local or passing through.
Written August 20, 2020
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rhianyn
Caerphilly County, UK119 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We were staying in betws y coed and walked up along the river to swallow falls. The walk up was amazing, so beautiful! It took over an hour with us stopping for photos.
When we got to swallow falls we felt let down as it wasn’t half as good as the walk to get there! Entrance is £2 each. We were lucky that it was quiet- only 2 other people there, but we only stayed for around 10 mins and had seen it all by then
Written November 27, 2020
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8-bit John
Liverpool, UK141 contributions
Jan 2020
This is the location I asked my fiance to marry me on new years day. I chose it as it really is a beautiful waterfall that has 3 stages and three different platforms at where you can take in the view. You pay £2 each to enter but it is worth it. It doesn't take long to see the waterfall but its one of the best around so take some time to go and see it :).

Recommended activity around the best y coed area for nature lovers
Written January 5, 2020
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