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Fairy Glen

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic...

This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic beauty.

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Hidden gem

We hunted for this as was told it was close to where we had been walking. A hidden gem in my opinion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AliT1969
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are senior citizens - we like to think of ourselves as pretty fit for our age but the Victorian steps leading down to the gorge were too much for us. We got half way down and then saw that the rest of the steps were even narrower and steeper and more uneven - and there aren't... More 

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1 Thank Kathy W
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk. Some steep steps/rocks but the Glen is a lovely spot to take photos. Walked along the river afterwards too.

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1 Thank Sharon2224
North Wales
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this scenic place couple of times so far. Ideal for a Sunday trip. From my own experience, best time of the year to visit the place would be Autumn, when the trees are golden or red, Fairy Glen looks spectacular. Make sure you got some camera with you. And hiking shoes with proper thread, as the... More 

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2 Thank Adam T
Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short hike to a very intriguing, magical hidden canyon type area. It was a bit tricky for us to find, as there are not a lot of big signs leading people to these places.

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Thank Janine K
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hunted for this as was told it was close to where we had been walking. A hidden gem in my opinion.

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Thank AliT1969
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Although the waterfalls were lovely to see it was quite a disappointing visit after visiting Swallow Falls. It cost £1 to get in and is not clearly marked - we even thought that the car park was just for the cafe. Be careful with young children as the safety fences were broken or none existant and it would not be... More 

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Thank Jane B
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

as a photographer, I found this location to be really good. It is well worth the money but as other reviewers have commented this is not a place for the faint hearted. There is a fair walk from the road to the Fairy Glen and some poorly maintained steps to navigate down to the glen. I am glad that I... More 

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1 Thank Simon-450
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

as a photographer it was on my to do list and it didn't disappoint at all.the steps are steep but its well worth the climb down.

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Thank David M
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the fairy glen one of our most magical spots,it ever ceases to amaze with its natural beauty! This is a an attraction you don't want to miss!

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful tranquil place. Bit steep in places but so glad we went. Better on a dry day. We took dogs and struggled a bit with steep sections

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