What to see and do

The Snowdonia National Park area is an amazing place to have a holiday with so many things to see and do.

These are just some ideas of local places to visit during your holiday in the Snowdonia area.

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  • Snowdon Mountain Railway is a must, it will take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. https://snowdonrailway.co.uk
  • Picturesque Betws-y-Coed is the official Gateway to Snowdonia
  • Bodnant Gardens is world famously noted for its botanical collections. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden
  • Swallow Falls off the Afon Llugwy has become a familiar natural celebrity over the past 100 years.
  • Glan Y Gors Park, off the A5 road is the biggest Go-Karting Circuit in the North West. Something exciting and fun for Stag and Hen Parties. www.gygkarting.com
  • Zip forest is just down the road from us and is fully equipped with high ropes, tree top nets and forest sky ride and The Plummet. www.zipworld.co.uk
  • Zip World in Bethesda and Ffestiniog have the longest and fastest zip lines in Europe. Or try the Underground Adventure ‘Go Below’ and Zip caves.
  • Or why not try Packraft Adventures in the heart of Snowdonia, click here https://www.tirio.co.uk
  • Visit Brenig Lake, it has a variety of different walks, bike rides around the lake and also enjoy world class fly fishing. http://www.llyn-brenig.co.uk/visit
  • If you would like an afternoon/day of Horse riding, visit Gwydyr Stables. www.horse-riding-wales.co.uk
  • Or feeling fit, why not hire a Mountain bike at Beics Betws www.bikewales.co.uk

A Little History of Moel Siabod

Our Siabod Huts are named after Moel Siabod. Here are some facts about this prominent Mountain we see from the Huts and Barn.

Moel Siabod is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales which sits isolated above the villages of Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. At 872m it is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. The words Moel Siabod translated in English means Shapely Hill.

From the top of the mountain, it is reputedly possible to see 13 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales on a clear day without turning one’s head. 

There are several routes to the top of Moel Siabod, the most popular route starts from the Plas-y-Brenin National Mountaineering Centre in Capel Curig, and is therefore used for guided excursions. It is the gentlest of the three most common routes and is the only one marked on the OS maps.