The idyllic spot to capture the true essence of the Welsh countryside. One for any Betws y Coed bucket list.
Swallow Falls is a multiple waterfall system in Wales, located on the Afon Llugwy near Betws-y-Coed, in Conwy county borough. It is visited by tens of thousands of tourists annually. It is thought that the English name arose from a mis-hearing of the Welsh word ewynnol (foaming) as the similar-sounding y wennol (swallow). In 1913 the second Lord Ancaster, the landowner, gave the Swallow Falls to the local council, who decided to charge for visiting it in order to pay off some of the £15,000 debt incurred through the installation of water and electricity supplies to the village. Once the debt was cleared the parish retained the fee, resulting in Betws-y-coed having the lowest rates in the country. This ended after Local Government re-organisation in 1974.