Former slate quarrying village on doorstep of the dramatic Nant Ffrancon Pass, Ogwen Falls and some of North Wales’s wildest mountain scenery. A new traffic-free section on the Lôn Las Ogwen cycle and walking path now links Bethesda with Porth Penrhyn on the coast – look out for the display boards en route that interpret the area’s local heritage. Exciting new Zip World attraction in Penrhyn Quarry has attracted a huge amount of interest. Another recent development is the new gateway visitor centre at Nant Ffrancon to Cwm Idwal and the Ogwen Valley, with interactive interpretation, information and refreshments. Caban near Gerlan is a hostel catering for outdoor enthusiasts.
Attractions in the Bethesda area and nearby