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  • 1. Betws-y-Coed
    Tyler Rosberg
    Kelsey Waite
  • 2. Location
    Betws-y-Coed is located in Conwy County Burough.
    Conwy County Burough is located in North Wales.
    Gwydyr Forest is near Betws-y-Coed.
    It is the main northern centre for the Snowdonia National Park.
    The A5 highway runs directly through the town.
    Map of region
    Gwydyr Forest
  • 3. Local People
    The locals speak Welsh and use the £ for currency.
    They use bilingual signs to invite tourists in.
    The main street is called the Holyhead Road.
    Welsh Flag
    Bilingual Street Sign
  • 4. History
    Neolithic people lived in Betws-y-Coed before 2,000 B.C.
    In 2,000 B.C., Spaniards (called Beaker Folk) sailed into the Betws-y-Coed region without disturbing the Neolithic people.
    Celts (called Britons) came into this part of Wales in 600 B.C., and brought iron work and improved agriculture.
    Betws-y-Coed later became part of the Kingdom of Gwynned until the 12th century.
  • 5. History
    Before the 19th century, Betws-y-Coed did not have much tourism.
    There were mainly only coal mines.
    After the start of railroads, people flocked to Betws-y-Coed for its beauty and small town feel.
    Artists like David Cox and JMW Turner, came to Betws-y-Coed to paint landscapes.
    Conwy Castle, Wales by JMW Turner
    Bettws-y-Coed Church, North Wales
    By David Cox
  • 6. Bridges
    Pont-y-Pair Bridge was built
    in 1468, and is located in the
    Gwydyr Forest.
    Another famous bridge in
    Betws-y-Coed is the Waterloo
    Bridge. It is part of the A5 that
    goes through the town. It has an
    inscription on it saying, “This
    arch was constructed in the same
    year the battle of Waterloo was
    Pont-y-Pair Bridge
    Waterloo Bridge
  • 7. Map of Betws-y-Coed
  • 8. DAY ONE
    Snowdonia National Park
    St. Michael’s Church
    St. Mary’s Parish Church
    Conwy Railway Museum
    Check into Hotel
  • 9. Snowdonia National Park
    Arrive in Snowdonia National Park around 8 a.m. and rent a bicycle.
    £ 5.00
    Ride on the Traffic-Free trail, LlynBrenig.
    10 miles long
  • 10.
  • 11. Lunch
    Ty Gwyn Hotel
    16th Century coach house
    Near Snowdonia national park
    Theme Nights
    Our meal:
    Home-made Fresh Foie Gras, Cognac, Sun blushed Tomato & Asparagus Terrine, Spicy Mushroom Pickle
    Dining Room in Ty Gwyn Hotel
    Outside view from Ty Gwyn
  • 12. St. Michael’s Church
    It is the oldest building in Betws-y-Coed.
    It was built in the 14th century.
    Only has church service twice a year, although it is open year-round.
  • 13.
  • 14. St. Mary’s Parish Church
    Stands across from St. Michael’s Church.
    It was built in 1873.
  • 15. Conwy Railway Museum
    Admission: £1.50
    Electric Tram
    Electric Tram Ride
  • 16.
  • 17. Dinner
    Waterloo Hotel
    1815 Contemporary Bridge
    Fresh produce
    Fine wine and lagers
    Our meal:
    Roast Leg of Welsh Farm Assured Lamb, Vegetables and New Potatoes
    Dining Room in Waterloo Hotel
  • 18. Hotel
    The Courthouse
    The majority of the individually styled and decorated guest bedrooms were formerly judges' chambers and magistrates' rooms.
    The building once served as the towns police station & magistrates court
    Single Room and Breakfast
    Add Breakfast menu Kelsey:
  • 19. Day Two
    Snowdon Mountain Railway
    Lunch at Bodnant Garden
    Visit Bodnant Garden
    Welsch Mountain Zoo
    Dinner at The Dragon B&B & Chinese Restaurant
  • 20. Snowdon Mountain Railway
    Ticket Itinerary
    The Summit of Snowdon from the Miners Track
  • 26. Photo Gallery of Snowdon Mountain Railway
    1. The Summit of Snowdon
    2. The spectacular waterfall seen from the viaduct
    3. The upper mountain
    4. A steam locomotive
    approaches the Summit
  • 27. Lunch at Bodnant Garden
    Dining Area:
    Vegetarian options
    Main meals
    Teas and coffees
    Cake and pudding
    Our Lunch:
    Ham and Welsh Cheddar Cheese
    Inside view of the restaurant.
  • 28. Bondman Garden
    • 80 Acre Garden
    • 29. River Conway
    • 30. £7.00
    • 31. Two Parts:
    • 32. Upper Garden
    • 33. Lower Garden
    • 34. SPRING
    • 35. Camellias, Magnolias, Daffodils and other Spring bulbs
    • 36. SUMMER
    • 37. Terraced Gardens are very colorful with herbaceous borders, roses, water lilies, clematis and many unusual wall shrubs and climbers.
    • 38. AUTUMN
    • 39. Autumnal leaf foliage - in varying shades of reds, greens, purples and golds.
    View in autumn from the Top Rose Terrace.
  • 40. Welsh Mountain Zoo
    • Over 60 different animals and reptiles
    • 41. Zoo Club
    • 42. Zoo Keeper for the day
    • 43. Learning Sessions
    • 44. £ 9.00
    Dining pictures
    Fine food and wine
    Chinese food
    Welsh food
    Legend fireplace
    Our meal:
    Fried Beancurd with Salt and Pepper
    Dining area
    Another view of dining area
  • 45. Cost of Trip
    Pounds - £94.39
    U.S. Dollar - $150.00
    National Park - $8.06
    Ty Gwyn Hotel Lunch- $8.87
    Conwy Railway Museum- $2.42
    Waterloo Hotel Dinner- $13.70
    The Courthouse - $56.42
    Snowdon Railway - $19.34
    Bondman Garden w/ lunch - $19.26
    Welsh Zoo - $14.51
    Dragon Restaurant -$11.28
    Total: $153.83
    National Park - £5.00
    Ty Gwyn Hotel Lunch- £5.50
    Conwy Railway Museum- £1.50
    Waterloo Hotel Dinner- £8.50
    The Courthouse - £35
    Snowdon Railway - £12
    Bondman Garden w/ lunch - £11.95
    Welsh Zoo - £9.00
    Dragon Restaurant - £7.00
    Total: £95.45
  • 46. Works Cited
    Betws-Y-Coed & Districts ." Accommadations . Betws y Coed Snowdonia North Wales , n.d. Web. 3 Feb 2011. <>.
    "Betws-Y-Coed in Snowdonia North Wales ." Welcome to Betws-y-Coed. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb 2011. <>.
    Blue Sky Technologies Ltd , . "Bodnant Garden ." What's In Flower . N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Feb 2011. <>.
    North Wales Web Design , . "Welsh Mountain Zoo Colwyn Bay ." Zoo Faciliteis . N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Feb 2011. <>.
    PJ Webworks , . "Friends of St. Michael's ." Restoring the Church of St. Michael's, Betws-y-Coed . St. Michael's, Betws-y-Coed, n.d. Web. 3Feb 2011.