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Conwy Falls

Betws-Y-Coed, Caernarfonshire

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Conwy Falls are upriver of the better known Swallow Falls.  Some sources list them as the same falls when they are 9 miles a part. There are many waterfalls in this area.

Conwy Falls are accessible via natural paths through the preserved woodland (SSSI). There are 32 species of birds, polecats and other wild animals in the woodlands, which extend to approximately 9.5 acres.

The River Conwy is a salmon river, and there are two salmon ladders at the falls. One is a disused Victorian ladder which was destroyed by a storm soon after being built. The second is a modern ladder built in 1993, these are elaborate, including a tunnel, see details of this by clicking here.

Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who is best known for his work in creating the Italianate village of Portmeirion, created a set of plans for the development of the cafe here, and although the current building is slightly different his influence can be seen, the plans he produced are on show.

Location: Conwy Falls, Betws-Y-Coed, Caernarfonshire

Grid Reference: SH808534 Ceremonial County: Carnearfonshire

Map Link: StreetMap  OS Get a map

Aerial Photo: Google Aerial showing layout, falls don't show

Getting there: Junction of B4406 and A5

Access: Paths from Car Park
Website: Own
Other Useful Website:  Wiki           
Email: info@conwyfalls.com
Address: Conwy Falls Ltd, Pentrefoelas Road, Betws–Y–Coed
Postcode: LL24 0PN Telephone: 07966 187744
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Nearby Locations: Swallow Falls
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Page Ref: Conwy_Falls Topic: Waterfalls Last Updated: 01/2012

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