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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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Slippery descent to a lovely view

This is a well-known beauty spot near the village of Betws-y-coed. There is a fairly nominal charge (£1 per car and 50p per person) to maintain upkeep of this attraction. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little walk to a little gem of a view. We visited when it was raining and the steps down to the glen are very steep and slippery not recommended for under 5s if wet.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very slippery path to walk along but maybe our own fault. Was nice to see an honesty box being used and not a stupid price for parking as you seam to get around here. Not worth a full day but a nice visit.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more could you want than to let your imagination go wild with the thought of visiting a place frequented by fairies. Obviously they make it as difficult as possible and if you don't have good, non-slip walking shoes you might end up in A&E!! We were told by a very friendly person that many people don't pay the fees... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is a well-known beauty spot near the village of Betws-y-coed. There is a fairly nominal charge (£1 per car and 50p per person) to maintain upkeep of this attraction. There is a short walk associated with getting from the car park to the Glen itself. The descent down into the gorge involves some steep and uneven rock steps which... More 

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Took me by surprise as I had seen people's pictures but not fully appreciated the natural setting waiting after a very slippery climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk . Well worth a visit . Better to go when weather good . Take a picnic and enjoy the pleasant surroundings

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a lovely walk to Fairy Glen, what a lovely river. There are places to picnic and swim in the warmer months. Would definitely go again. Some steep steps (optional) down to the river which some may prefer not to venture.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

As soon as you pull up in the car park you are being watched! A little old man glared at us from up at the B&B from the moment we pulled into the car park and made us feel very unwelcome. The glen is very beautiful but the steps leading down to it are extremely dangerous especially as they were... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited here in October 2015 after a spinal injury after a cycling accident and then spinal fusion, With help from son and husband (and encouragement from cocker spaniel), together with faithful stick, I managed to complete the walk down to the Glen and back. It was on my to do list after reading the books of Trevor Brooks. Definitely lived... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A little gem. So glad we found this place. What a beautiful place. A little slippy in places but on the whole with a good pair of walking shoes on nothing to worry about.

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