Just a short stroll over a stone bridge from the heart of Beddgelert village, Tŷ Afon is perfectly placed for those seeking out the best spots of Snowdonia National Park.
Steeped in myth and legend, the lands surrounding us are dotted with clusters of slate-roofed stone houses and snaked with winding roads that lead to forest, hillside and coast.
Some of our favourite places to dine in the area.
Local Hang out
Y Bistro Yn Yr Hebog, Beddgelert
A village staple, ‘The Hebog’ as it is affectionately known, is just a short, scenic stroll from Tŷ Afon. A bistro lodge experience that prides itself on local produce and friendly service, The Hebog is known for delicious pork belly and perfectly crafted cocktails.
Dylans is a family-owned and run business that has resulted in three waterfront properties serving only the freshest seafood and other delectable dishes. The nearest to us is housed in an impressive art-deco building, where string lights and sea views make for a magical experience.
Tŷ Gwyn, Betws Y Coed
A 16th Century coaching inn perched on the banks of the River Conwy, Tŷ Gwyn is a charming stone building with an authentic interior feel of ancient beams and rustic features. Diners can delight in a daily menu featuring organic produce, prepared daily by the team of chefs.
For those in pursuit of the great outdoors.
Best Route up Snowdon
Known in Welsh as Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon is an iconic landmark that is climbed by over 500,000 people each year. It may well be the reason you stay with us.
Day Out 1
Take the short and scenic drive to Portmeirion and spend your morning marvelling over the Italianate beauty, perhaps pausing to peer in at the latest artist-in-residence. Enjoy a delicious cream tea here before heading over to the nearby Welsh Highland Railway and resting your legs as you embark on a 3 hour steam-train voyage through the national park.
Day Out 2
Pull on your boots and take on a spectacular segment of the Wales Coast Path from Porthmadog harbour to Borth-y-Gest. Turn it into a large loop and climb Moel y Gest on the way out or back for incredible views over the Llyn Peninsula. Reward your trail walking efforts at the finish line with a hearty helping of fish & chips.
Recommended Places to Visit
Harlech Castle, the alpine-esque village of Betws-y-Coed, the National White Water Rafting Centre and the entire Llyn AONB are all within easy reach of the hotel. Not just an adventure-lovers playground, there’s also a whole host of National Trust and Heritage Sites nearby.