Conwy Falls are upriver of the better known
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,
OS Get a map
layout, falls don't show
Getting there: Junction of B4406 and A5
Access: Paths from Car Park
Other Useful Website:
Conwy Falls Ltd,
Pentrefoelas Road, Betws–Y–Coed
Postcode: LL24 0PN
Telephone: 07966 187744
Other Location Pages:
Waterfalls in Wales
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